Douglas Kellner is a professor at UCLA. It should therefore be no surprise that he considers George Bush's presidency to be an Orwellian nightmare, that he stole the 2000 and 2004 elections, that the broadcast media has become an instrument of propaganda for the Bush administration.
Likewise, it is no stunner that he views Mel Gibson's "The Passion " as "part of the reactionary Manicheanism that is fueling religious hatreds and violence today", though he dismisses the film as being in line with the splatter films of Sam Peckinpah or Clint Eastwood's spaghetti westerns.
Let's say we disagree on fundamentals.
It is therefore with some trepidation - but at least with open eyes - that I venture into his recent article calling for radical transformation of education.