The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.
In the early days of the military Arpanet, my daughter was studying in Nicaragua. Because the U.S. was essentially at war with them, contact was difficult. I managed to use MIT’s Arpanet connection, and she found one, so we could communicate thanks to the Pentagon!
Descriptive grammar is an attempt to give an account of what the current system is for either a society or an individual, whatever you happen to be studying.
In the United States, one of the main topics of academic political science is the study of attitudes and policy and their correlation. The study of attitudes is reasonably easy in the United States: heavily-polled society, pretty serious and accurate polls, and policy you can see, and you can compare them.
Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry? – Noam Chomsky
Education is a system of imposed ignorance. – Noam Chomsky
As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss. – Noam Chomsky