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<p>''What can we and should we do when the system itself stops succeeding and starts failing?''</p>
 
<p>''What can we and should we do when the system itself stops succeeding and starts failing?''</p>
 
<p>And it is not only the system of educational institutions that are no longer working.  
 
<p>And it is not only the system of educational institutions that are no longer working.  
* Our economic system has chugged out of control. It over-produces, distributes its product at once inefficiently and unjustly, and it flouts its destructive bi-products that foul and destabilize the habitat.
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* Our economic system has chugged out of control. It over-produces, distributes its product inefficiently and unjustly, and flouts bi-products that foul and destabilize the habitat.
* Our political system, never too steady, abandons the tasks of governing the civic whole and wrenches itself apart through blind battling for power, heedless of its use.
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* Our political systems, never too steady, abandon the tasks of governing the civic whole and wrench themselves apart through blind battling for power, heedless of its use.
* Our communications systems rush irreversibly to transform the affordances and constraints that have determined who says what to whom for what reasons and with what effects—the resulting babel passes as words to make us great again.</p>
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* Our communications systems rush straightway to transform the affordances and constraints that determine who says what to whom for what reasons and with what effects—the resulting babel passes as words to make us great again.</p>
 
<p>''Education for success in failing systems is not a wise choice. That's why I've started this worksite.''</p>
 
<p>''Education for success in failing systems is not a wise choice. That's why I've started this worksite.''</p>
 
<p>''What is the wise choice? That's the question we can and should work on here.''</p>
 
<p>''What is the wise choice? That's the question we can and should work on here.''</p>
<p>The worksite exists as a starting point for trying to make wise educational choices while living and working in failing civic systems—instructional, economic, political, and cultural. But to so, requires significant effort on unconventional possibilities, exerted decisively despite substantial self-doubt. As a worksite for that effort, LearnLiberally.org does not offer the quick gratification of going viral. Entering into it is like going on your own to a large, complex city where the language and texture of life differs from where you came from. It takes orienting oneself to both the spirit and the particulars of the place. Some dialogues on what we do here convey its spirit and others on its formative resources introduce initial particulars of its activities.</p>
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<p>LearnLiberally.org exists as a starting point for trying to make wise educational choices while living and working in failing civic systems—instructional, economic, political, and cultural. But to so, requires significant effort on unconventional possibilities, exerted decisively despite substantial self-doubt. As a worksite for that effort, LearnLiberally.org does not offer quick gratification, no going viral. One enters it as if one goes alone to a large, complex city where the language and texture of life differs from home. One must orient oneself to both the spirit and the particulars of the place. Some dialogues [[on our formative resources]] introduce particulars and others [[on what we do]] convey the spirit with which we work.</p>
 
<p>Welcome to LearnLiberally.org!</p>
 
<p>Welcome to LearnLiberally.org!</p>
 
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To educate educators!
But the first ones must educate themselves!
And for these I write.

Nietzsche[1]

The Reflective Commons

Hello,

I'm Robbie. Here's why I started this worksite.

All of us have been educated in a worldwide system of formal instruction—some to succeed, others to fail. Helping the system have more succeed and fewer fail is important, but not my aim in starting LearnLiberally.org.

What can we and should we do when the system itself stops succeeding and starts failing?

And it is not only the system of educational institutions that are no longer working.

  • Our economic system has chugged out of control. It over-produces, distributes its product inefficiently and unjustly, and flouts bi-products that foul and destabilize the habitat.
  • Our political systems, never too steady, abandon the tasks of governing the civic whole and wrench themselves apart through blind battling for power, heedless of its use.
  • Our communications systems rush straightway to transform the affordances and constraints that determine who says what to whom for what reasons and with what effects—the resulting babel passes as words to make us great again.

Education for success in failing systems is not a wise choice. That's why I've started this worksite.

What is the wise choice? That's the question we can and should work on here.

LearnLiberally.org exists as a starting point for trying to make wise educational choices while living and working in failing civic systems—instructional, economic, political, and cultural. But to so, requires significant effort on unconventional possibilities, exerted decisively despite substantial self-doubt. As a worksite for that effort, LearnLiberally.org does not offer quick gratification, no going viral. One enters it as if one goes alone to a large, complex city where the language and texture of life differs from home. One must orient oneself to both the spirit and the particulars of the place. Some dialogues on our formative resources introduce particulars and others on what we do convey the spirit with which we work.

Welcome to LearnLiberally.org!



  1. The Portable Nietzsche (New York: Penguin Books, 1968) p. 50, Walter Kaufmann, trans.