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America the Illiterate (from @Truthdig)

This was written in 2008… and is eerily prescient. What Hedges doesn’t say in this is that the standardized tests used to measure “success” in schools and individual aptitude do not measure the kind of skills needed to be truly literate. 

The change from a print-based to an image-based society has transformed our nation. All the traditional tools of democracies—including dispassionate scientific and historical truth, facts, news and rational debate—are useless instruments in a world that lacks the capacity to use them. – 2016/08/31

Source: America the Illiterate (from @Truthdig)

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