posted on Jul, 13 2008 @ 08:03 PM
Are a lot of text-books like this? Where the author tries to get you to buy into his or her view?
Every last textbook you ever receive in college will have its own political agendas - whether you are studying psychology, business, physics, criminal
justice, communications, art, social work, biology, education, anthropology or whatever else. No subject is free of propaganda. Now, some subject
areas - specifically the humanities and social sciences - will exhibit more bias than other areas - like math or music. But don't be fooled, as even
the most abstract, politically disinterested subjects will promote certain beliefs.
Why do schools allow such blatant propaganda in text-books if they want people to be objective?
I don't know. I guess people - and that includes professors - naturally want to press their own beliefs onto others.
The best thing, I have found, is to keep your head down, accept that you are going to be preached at, *memorize* the propaganda for the tests, *learn*
the material that is objective, and above all else, don't believe what you are told simply because your instructor or the author has an MA or PhD.
I know it sucks, but you really just have to let the bullsh*t slide right off your back.
[edit on 13-7-2008 by Kontagion]