In no way do I suggest that he's unpatriotic. But that's not the same thing as signaling to one and all that he loves and is proud of his country and wants his kids and our kids and grandkids to feel that way, too...Nobody expects him to be the national K-12 curriculum director, too. But he and his wife are inevitable role models. (Education Gadfly)
Monday, April 20, 2009
'The last refuge of a scoundrel...'
The Fordham Institute's Checker Finn shows just how low the wing-nut school "reformers" can go. His sideline harangues this week are aimed at the Obama family's patriotism, proving once again the soundness of Samuel Johnson's dictum regarding false patriotism. Writes Finn: