I've taken the liberty of RealityCatting a poster that's being disseminated by the Young America Foundation, the original of which reads, "No Education is Complete until it includes us." I'm not against this notion in toto, but trust me: Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin are two people who have nothing to teach anyone.
Nevertheless, as I was educated in the Jeffersonian tradition, I hold that "no education is complete"...PERIOD. Nevertheless, I'd think twice before casting my lot with this baker's dozen of thinkers, whose contributions to civilization are quite paltry when placed against the sorts of personages who actually SHOULD be a part of a rounded education.
By comparsion, my education, for example, included Aeschylus, Apollinaire, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Artaud, Bacon, Beaumarchais, Beckett, Bentley, Boccacio, Brecht, Campion, Chaucer, Chekhov, Cicero, Cocteau, Congreve, Dante, Dennis, de Saint-Denis, de Stael, de Vega, Diderot, Dryden, Dumas fils, Eisenstein, Esslin, Euripides, Farquhar, Faulkner, Freud, Freytag, Frye, Garcia Lorca, Goethe, Gogol, Goldsmith, Gorky, Grotowski, Guarini, Hauptmann, Hazlitt, Hebbel, Hegel, Heywood, Horace, Hugo, Hume, Ibsen, Ionesco, Jonson, Jung, Kaiser, Kierkegaard, Kyd, Lawson, Lessing, Lillo, Locke, Lodge, Marx, Machiavelli, Marlowe, Mayakovsky, Miller, Milton, Moliere, Nietzsche, O'Neill, Pirandello, Plato, Poe, Pushkin, Racine, Rousseau, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Seneca, Shakespeare, Shaw, Sheridan, Sophocles, St. Augustine, Strindberg, Tertullian, Tolstoy, Voltaire, von Schlegel, Webster, Whitman, Wilde, Wilder, Williams, Witkiewicz, Wycherley, Zola, among others.
So, I'm guessing that my poster full of people who built the world more than trumps the above poster filled with a donut's box worth of tourist ideologues who have the privilege of walking the earth my guys constructed. And I've been way more correct on the Iraq War than everyone in that poster combined. Did my superior education help? Well, it didn't hurt. So suck it, Young America Foundation.