…s generally do not question what they hear, read, or see, nor are they usually encouraged to do so. Students typically do not challenge the thinking of other students or of the instructor, nor do they want to have their thinking challenged. Indeed, many do not want to have to think at all.
In France, we all have to take philosophy in high-school. How much of it depends on what you focus on. We’re made to think critically, taught how to argue and debate, and encouraged never to take anything at face value.
This makes for a nation of contrarians who aren’t easily led, James Knight.
And we give our politicians hell, always, no matter how competent they might be.