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Quote from Johann Gottlieb Fichte,

“Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished … The social psychologist of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.”


Johann Gottlieb Fichte (more quotes by Johann Gottlieb Fichte or books by/about Johann Gottlieb Fichte)

(1762-1814) German philosopher, psychologist, considered the father of German nationalism


Prussian University in Berlin, 1810, quoted by The Impact of Science on Society by Bertrand Russell, 1952


Control, Education, Servitude, Socialism, Children


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