Modern Liberalism Is to Blame, As It Always Is

RECEIVED Mon., Feb. 21, 2005

Dear Editor,
    Michael Ventura's on to something regarding the sorry state of education and literacy in the United States [“Letters at 3AM,” Feb. 18]. Perhaps he can focus now on why we're in this predicament – and taking a few more gratuitous swipes at Christianity just won't do. The big question is whether or not the philosophical underpinnings of modern liberalism will be spared in Ventura's overall assessment of blame. I'm guessing they will. What could unchecked liberty and the “social justice” that results from radical egalitarianism have anything to do with why Johnny can't read? Welcome to a society without standards. Now we're talkin' “slippage.”
Raul Vela
San Antonio
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