Dispatches University

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
— Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet speaking to his friend Horatio.

Editor’s note, this archive can often run a day or more behind — there is so much material to link it’s not easy to keep up.

Your K-12 education should have given you the intellectual foundation to process the following articles. (Years ago, of course, it wouldn’t take 12 years — those with an 8th grade education were typically better educated than our high school grads are today.) If you lack that foundation, you’re not alone, and it’s almost certainly not a matter of intelligence.

Instead, it is due to the financially bloated public schools failing to adequately prepare you. If you attended college and still lack the capacity, you should ask for your money back.

The good news is that it’s never too late to learn — to get caught up. You can build your own foundation. So much excellent and educational material is published from the political right on a daily, weekly, monthly basis — it is impossible to keep up with it.

That, my friends, is very good news. The bad news is that most of what’s written reaches mostly an audience already in agreement. Thus, the persuasive and informative potential of the articles and studies isn’t tapped. That’s why I link to a healthy sampling in “the best archive on the World Wide Web”: