Society & Culture:Philosophy
Didactic Mind, Ep 102: We Don’t Need No Edjoocayshun
In this latest episode of the Didactic Mind podcast, I discuss the rather curious phenomenon that we see today of the Eurasian nations being led by (largely) competent, capable, sensible people who are well-suited to their specific positions, versus the completely imbecilic and childish idiots leading the West. I posit a theory that the people in Cabinet-level positions in Western nations are not only miseducated, but MALEDUCATED - that is to say, deeply unqualified for their roles, and totally incapable of learning enough to become qualified for them. I talk about the differences between Western and Russian/Chinese/Indian education systems, and talk in particular about the very different levels of emphasis on mathematics and science in those systems.
While I believe that no one can be truly educated without having a comprehensive understanding of other humanities disciplines, I argue that the lack of a firm analytical foundation, created by studying mathematics, science, and engineering of some kind, makes the elite graduates of Western universities highly incapable of dealing with the real world.
Finally, I discuss how the current Western educational environment is DEEPLY incestuous, in the sense that it creates elites who basically just sniff each other's farts and live in a thoroughly delusional bubble that is totally disconnected from reality.
The table that I compiled in my discussion can be seen down below, and as always, you are free to examine the data for yourself to see if my rough working theory has any foundation.Country Name Position Education Russia Vladimir Putin President Law, Economics Russia Sergei Shoigu Defence Minister Civil Engineering Russia Sergei Lavrov Foreign Minister International Relations, Languages Russia Dmitry Medvedev Deputy Head of Security Council Law Russia Mikhail Mishustin Prime Minister Systems Engineering Russia Andrey Belousov First Deputy Prime Minister Economics Russia Viktoria Abramchenko Deputy Prime Minister Environmental Engineering Russia Dmitry Grigorenko Deputy Prime Minister Finance Russia Dmitry Patrushev Minister of Agriculture Management Russia Maxim Reshetnikov Minister of Economic Development Mathematics & Economics, Linguistics & Translation Russia Sergei Kravtsov Minister of Education Teaching Mathematics & Computer Science Russia Anton Siluanov Minister of Finance Finance and Credit, Economics Russia Denis Manturov Minister of Trade & Industry Sociology, Economics Russia Vitaly Savelyev Minister of Transport Mechanical Engineering, Economics China Xi Jinping General Secretary Chemical Engineering China Li Keqiang Premier Law, Economics China Han Zheng Vice Premier Engineering, Economics China Liu He Minister of Finance, Technology, Industry, Transport Industrial Economics, Public Administration China Wei Fenghe Minister of Defence Artillery Command China Wang Yi Foreign Minister Asian & African Languages, Japanese India Narendra Modi Prime Minister Political Science India Rajnath Singh Minister of Defence Physics India Subramanyam Jaishankar Foreign Minister Political Science, International Relations India Nirmala Sitharam Minister of Finance Economics India Piyush Goyal Minister of Commerce and Industry Law, Accounting India Hardeep Singh Puri Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas History USA Joseph Biden President History and Political Science, Law USA Kamala Harris Vice President Political Science and Economics, Law USA Janet Yellen Treasury Secretary Economics USA Merrick Garland Attorney General Law USA Tom Vilsack Commerce Secretary Law USA Jennifer Granholm Energy Secretary Political Science and French, Law USA Avril Haines Director of National Intelligence Law USA Anthony Blinken State Secretary Social Studies, Law USA Lloyd Austin Defence Secretary Counselor Education, MBA USA Jake Sullivan National Security Advisor International Relations & Political Science, Law Germany Olaf Scholz Chancellor Law Germany Robert Habeck Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action Philosophy, German, Philology Germany Christian Lindner Minister of Finance Political Science Germany Annalena Baerbock Foreign Minister Political Science, Law Germany Christine Lambrecht Defence Minister Law Germany Karl Lauterbach Minister of Health Medicine, Health Policy & Management Germany Svenja Shulze Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development German Studies, Political Science France Emmanuel Macron President French Literature, Piano Studies, Philosophy France Elisabeth Borne Prime Minister Civil Engineering, MBA France Bruno le Maire Minister of the Economy and Finance French Literature UK Boris Johnson Prime Minister Classics UK Rishi Sunak Chancellor of the Exchequer Politics, Philosophy & Economics UK Ben Wallace Defence Minister Military school UK Liz Truss Foreign Minister Politics, Philosophy & Economics UK Kwasi Kwarteng Minister for Business, Energy, and Clean Growth Classics and History UK Sajid Javid Health Secretary Economics and Politics UK Penny Mordaunt Minister for Trade Policy Philosophy UK Nadhim Zahawi Chancellor of the Exchequer Chemical Engineering UK Dominic Raab Deputy Prime Minister Law
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