The Dog Has Five Legs
by Drid Williams
"I was used to teaching in countries where liberal education was supported by democratic values. Although told by school administrators that they wanted foreign teachers to bring creativity and innovation to their students, I never learned how to blend these goals with demands for conformity, served up on platters of political indoctrination. For the first time in my life, I became afraid…" (pg 72)
I've been asked if I would like to return to China. The answer is no – not as long as present governmental structures prevail. I find that I agree too strongly with Winston Churchill when (in November 1947) he told the House of Commons: "Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." (pg. 246)
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 11 February, 2014.