duminică, 20 noiembrie 2016

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These are just the most visible expressions of an aggressive anti-intellectualism – bullying clever kids as dorks, championing loud pigheadedness over reasoned argument – forming the background hum to boys’ lives. 
Small boys somehow internalise the message that reading is more of a “girl thing” before they’ve left primary school, although it’s one of the most powerful indicators of educational success around; by their teens, the idea that swotting makes you unpopular is widespread.
The rage against the elite now convulsing politics on both sides of the Atlantic seems at least partly a rage against the better educated (...).
 The Guardian - 18.11.2016 Our boys need to be rescued, and it’ll take a new kind of role model

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