cultural institutions Archive

Latin in Australia – Opponents, Proponents All Wrong

Knee jerk opponents and proponents of teaching Latin in Australia miss the fact parent, school and teacher cultures are what determine educational success.

Political Tribes, Institutions and Democratic Failure

Arnold King at American.com reviews two books examining how a successful liberal democracy emerges. What jumps out: In order to have the rule of law, a society must have cultural institutions that promote rules and norms that cannot be overturned by autocrats… The basic problem… is that humans evolved to reward close relatives, to appreciate […]

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