The New Victorian Culture

Blog, Education, Les Routledge

Children typically rebel in their teenage years against whatever orthodoxy has been previously rammed down their throats. In a decade or so, when all the little Felix Lanciaults begin reaching high school, they may just revolt against the environmentalists’ sanctimonious edicts, and reclaim some freedom for the rest of us.  (See Article)

Victorian England was dominated by concepts of social class and moral superiority.  The excesses like the one David reported on very much reminds me of how the Victorian mind approached education as a tool of social indoctrination instead of a means of enlightenment.