The SVALBARD REPUBLIC

UNIVERSITY of
POLITE UNLEARNING


The UNSCHOOLS


The WILLIAM H. MAHER UNSCHOOL of BUSINESS
    The only thing standing between the MBA and the top of the ladder is the ladder.

The BILL GATES UNSCHOOL of INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
    Copyrights, patents, and trademarks are designed to protect creators predators.

The HOWARD HUGHES UNSCHOOL of APPLIED PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
    For top managers, mental illness is more useful than advanced degrees.

The BISHOP AUGUSTINE UNSCHOOL of DOCTRINAL THEOLOGY
    To worship graven verbal images is always a sin.

The HORACE MANN UNSCHOOL of PROCRUSTEAN PUBLIC EDUCATION
    Prussian hierarchy crushes the American school.

The WALTER DURANTY UNSCHOOL of OBJECTIVE JOURNALISM
    The Fourth Estate becomes a toxic waste site.

The UNCLE JOE STALIN UNSCHOOL of SCIENTIFIC SOCIALISM
    Freedom Fighters fighting freedom. Progressives unmaking progress.

The TROFIM DENISOVICH LYSENKO UNSCHOOL of POLITICAL SCIENCES
    What Ike really warned us about was funded research.

The PHINEAS T. BARNUM UNSCHOOL of PLAUSIBLE STATISTICS
    98.6% of people believe anything presented in numbers.

The LIZZIE BORDEN UNSCHOOL of MEN'S and WOMEN'S STUDIES
    Men are sheep. Women are... well... women. Ask Elaine Morgan.





GUIDING LIGHT

I must studiously and faithfully unlearn a great many things I have somehow absorbed
                                                                              
Mark Twain

It's not the things we don't know that get us into trouble. It's the things we know that just ain't so.
                                                                              
Will Rogers

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
                                                                              
Epictetus

The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things.
                                                                              
G. K. Chesterton

The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.
Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
                                                                              
Dee Hock (founder of VISA)

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem.
That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
                                                                              
Thomas Szasz

When I see an urchin, who ought to be enjoying holiday and strengthening his constitution by
wholesome exercise to bear the vicissitudes of the world in after-times, kidnapped and sent to school,
to sit on a bench for four or five hours together, employed in learning by rote what he is unable
to comprehend, I cannot help contemplating him as the slave and the victim of the vanity of the parent
and the folly of the teacher.
                                                                              
James Kirke Paulding 1831

We are students of words; we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years,
and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.
                                                                              
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are now trusting to those who are against us in position and principle,
to fashion to their own form the minds and affections of our youth.
                                                                              
Thomas Jefferson 1821

So go unlearn the lies we taught you.
                                                                              
Professor Jacob Neusner (Brown University) 1981

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