Why American Education Today Ought to be Counter-Cultural

  • Curtis L. Hancock Rockhurst Jesuit University, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Prof. emeritus
Keywords: university, American education, Marxism, the Left, culture


In his article, the author points out the gradual domination of leftists in universities, which eventually affected all American institutions. This is very evident today in the leftist attitudes of the media, the legal profession, the bureaucracy, the government, and even the clergy. The author argues that because of this transformation, if one wants to assess the state of American society, one must address what has happened in the universities. As universities have normalized Marxist cultural principles and attitudes, the critic of higher education must expose these Marxist tendencies in schools. Because this Marxist tendency now dominates university culture, it must be demanded that higher education reform today be countercultural.


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