We spurn real teachers—those with the capacity to inspire—and replace them with instructors who teach to narrow, standardized tests. These instructors obey. They teach children to obey. And that is the point.
On Monday an Austrian court sentenced crackpot British historian David Irving to three years’ imprisonment for having denied the Holocaust 17 years ago. Directly on the heels of rioting sparked by the Muhammad cartoons, the ruling has exposed a longstanding double standard in the West about who is entitled to free speech and why.