On Education and Politics

  • 2011-09-07
  • By Karlis Streips
What do normal people expect of their politicians? Honesty? Support for the rule of law? Logic in their thinking? Perhaps wisdom?It is probably the last of these that is most important, because it takes wisdom to understand the significance of the other factors. And when it comes to wisdom, one must inevitably think about education, as well. The two do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. We all know people with a high school education who are smart, and people with a university education who are not. And yet for a job as important as a member of Parliament, a higher education is surely...
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