[LINK] Ramsay Centre Weakening Western Civilization

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Dec 18 08:39:50 AEDT 2018

The Ramsay Centre has announced it will provide the University of 
Wollongong (UoW) with $50M for a BA in "Western Civilization": 

But it is not clear to me that the Center's curriculum, or its teaching 
methods, will be of benefit to the university, students, or western 
civilization. Spending a lot of time studying the "seminal texts of the 
Western tradition", will leave less time for learning 21st century 
knowledge and skills. Foregoing the benefits of modern teaching 
techniques, will place these students at a disadvantage.

Such an education will not help protect a modern democracy from a 
coordinated attack conducted via social media. Such attacks are being 
mounted today by scientists and engineers with advanced technical skills 
employed by nation states. Someone with the Ramsay Center's education 
would be as useful defending western civilization in the 21st century, 
as classically educated military officers of the 20th century on 
horseback were facing a mechanized army.

More at: 

Tom Worthington, http://www.tomw.net.au

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