Thursday, October 06, 2016
Writ with Lightning?
Leslie M. Alexander in The Nation, Vinson Cunningham in The New Yorker, and Danielle McGuire in The Hollywood Reporter react to 2016's The Birth of a Nation.
"[T]he schools have become training camps--and proving grounds--rather than places where people acquire education. They become factories to produce technicians rather than places to live student lives. And this perversion develops great resentment on the part of the students. Resentment against being subjected to standard production techniques of speedup and regimentation; against a tendency to quantify education--virtually a contradiction in terms." --Mario Savio, 1965