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[Xmca-l] Re: The most, the best educated and the most dangerous



Ulvi,
How would you make sense of the educational achievements of the participants of XMCA? It seems they were/are educated in mostly capitalist formations. Is their having been educated  in academic institutions not a major factor in their now  putting their education in question? Without their education would the questions even arise?
The notion of placing *en masse* on the *side of* is what I am questioning as an all encompassing generality. 
We may need to qualify educated elite with a term such as technocratic elite to get closer to your question.
A complex question, many sided?

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From: Ulvi İçil
Sent: March 4, 2017 11:42 AM
To: xmca-l@ucsd.edu
Subject: [Xmca-l] The most, the best educated and the most dangerous

Well, given that education is a class issue in capitalist society, any
society,
that the best most educated are placing themselves en masse on the side of
the dominant class

can we think that the most "educated" and also the "best" educated are
at the same time the most dangerous people for the humanity

because they are located at the most critical decision-making points
of a social order.

Well,  this can be a really trivial issue but since I could not meet it in
my country's intellectual life,communist and non communist, I needed to ask
it for world experience.

It seems that the best educated seem to be en masse the most dangerous ones
to initiate wars etc whereas the least educated formally but the best
self-educated via working class instititutions seem to be the most
emancipatory and in fact best educated people in the real sense of the
world (e.g. José Marti)

Erdogan is obviously not the most educated in my country, Turkey, nor was
Hitler nor Bush.

But Obama, Clinton, Hollande, Javier Solana (who destroyed Yugoslavia with
Nato bombing) Merkel were and all well educated...and quite dangerous.

I was really surprised to the self- gathered conscience of one of my
friends when he stated that Hillary Clinton was a very dangerous woman.

Thanks
Ulvi