A Nobler Race of Men

The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war,
the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture
and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions
are not accidental, nor do they result from ordinary hypocrisy:
they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.

It is the defining feature of ministries to promise one thing and deliver its opposite. The Ministry of Education promises freedom through knowledge while delivering bondage through ignorance.

Formal education is where curiosity,  enthusiasm and joie de vivre go to die. It’s where youth grows old, where supple and dynamic spirit gets calcified and petrified, and where childhood in its positive aspect is converted to adulthood in its negative aspect. 

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