Tuesday 15 October 2019

As Mr Spock said, 'It's illogical'

Madam – Secondary school students should be taught logic and critical thinking in their junior and senior years. Unfortunately we educate young men and women without any knowledge in these disciplines and then expect them to participate effectively in our democratic process.

One cannot participate effectively in a democracy if one does not have these fundamental tools as one enters voting age.

Classic example off ill-prepared citizens across Ireland may be witnessed in those journalists, columnists and contributors to letters to newspaper editors, who continually argue that because somebody is on a pension of €140,000, their arguments supporting "austerity" should be disregarded because of their incomes. Illogical nonsense!

Vincent J Lavery,

Dalkey, Co Dublin

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