When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as sanity; since sanity is, in the last analysis, nothing but the madness on which the whole world happens to agree.
George Bernard Shaw
My Adventures in Everyday Madness have continued to find new places to visit. I also return to some older places in order to uncover evidence of my supposition. More than any other site of archaeological interest has been the rich pickings of education.
My assertion has long held it to be the case that it is in this area that we find the greatest divergence from presupposed norms of society. In their day, schools were safe places as long as one could navigate one’s way between the accepted school bullies and the kids who just wanted to kick crap out of you for a bit of fun. At least the neanderthals on the playground stopped when they…
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