Tag: Humanities

Neo-fascism on the rise as critical thinking dissolves

By undermining humanities education, the Morrison Government is helping create a superficial society, which opens the door to far-Right extremism, writes Alex Hipgrave. AS STUDENTS across Australia begin a new academic year, it may be apt to re-examine the role of our schooling system in shaping societal attitudes and how capitalism undermines education.

Neo-fascism on the rise as critical thinking dissolves

Academics and authors criticise federal governments plan to hike fees to study humanities

Australian author Richard Flanagan.

Australian Academy of Humanities president Joy Damousi said “broad-based education” had made the Australian tertiary education system one of the best in the world.

“The world can’t just be STEM. It has to be a balance. Making [the humanities] prohibitive and so expensive is going to have short and long-term effects on our workforce and our society in general.”

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