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Why Australia hates thinkers

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Australia is a vast, sunny, intellectual gulag. But why?
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This is true. And sad. While I'm no Einstein, I do have very clear memories of being teased because of the stuff I knew. And not just by other kids at school, but by their parents (to a lesser extent) as well. This article also makes me think about the Tea Party situation that arose in the States. It seemed to me that being ignorant of issues was being celebrated and anyone who showed the slightest sign of intelligence was shouted & howled down by the baying beast that is the digital media. It makes think of the Cultural Revolution in China and the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia. 

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Geodude's curator insight, October 4, 2013 8:15 AM

This article is about intellectuals. It tells about how the Australian government cutting funds from colleges to fund education. I don't this makes a lot of sense, and in the article it says that Australia "hates thinkers."

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Spatialworlds

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Came across this blog tonight (thanks @Andyphilipday). Very interesting stuff for 21st century Geographers. Definitely worth a read.

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