Pedagogy is political


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It seems a glib truism to state that everything is political, but clearly (to even the vaguest of thinkers) it is. Your choice of partner is a political decision; your choice of friend too; (equally, and perhaps more obviously, your choice of enemy is political); probably, your decision as to whether you opt for butter or margarine is in some way a political one: I tend towards thinking that butter is probably a ruling class scam, but also towards thinking that margarine is much the same. But I also think that shoehorns, spoons, sugar and even the notion of subtlety (along with any every other concept that ever began with a letter, ever) are ruling class scams…

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