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    Filed at 6:03 am under by dcobranchi

    Just as “to fisk” came to mean “the act of critiquing, often in minute detail, an article, essay, argument,” I think “to reich” (after Rob Reich) might mean “to destroy silly s-word theories”. The prime example of the genre must be this Opiniated Homeschooler essay. Just a taste:

    Volumes have been written on the s-word. Robert Reich, he of the mandatory two-week reeducation camps for homeschooled kids, is all about the s-word; he just has a fancy name (“ethical servility”) and a theory that would permit government intrusion into the most private matters of personal belief and childrearing. But boiled down, it’s just “they can’t really be socialized, can they?”

    Definitely worth a read. (via Chris)

    3 Responses to “A NEW VERB”


    Comment by
    Mary
    November 1st, 2005
    at 11:54 am

    You know, I’ve kinda decided Mr. Reich is poorly socialized himself. He seems completely unable to recognize social skills in others. I cannot think of any group that is more social than homeschoolers; we really work hard to be connected.

    Just seems odd he’d pick an entire segement of society and set himself up as our official critic. No wonder he thinks we’re not social – he’s overstayed his welcome.

    Mary


    Comment by
    Mary
    November 1st, 2005
    at 11:54 am

    You know, I’ve kinda decided Mr. Reich is poorly socialized himself. He seems completely unable to recognize social skills in others. I cannot think of any group that is more social than homeschoolers; we really work hard to be connected.

    Just seems odd he’d pick an entire segement of society and set himself up as our official critic. No wonder he thinks we’re not social – he’s overstayed his welcome.

    Mary


    Comment by
    COD
    November 1st, 2005
    at 12:55 pm

    In an economy that increasingly rewards those that can attract attention, it may be a smart move to pick on a group that you know will respond in force.

    Without HS’ers, who ever would have heard of Reich?