Critical Thinking and the Jesuit Education
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The writer describes an opportunity he had in school to utilize his critical thinking. The writer relates that when an instructor indicated she believed the gun culture in America to be a modern-day creation and that people were being misled by the National Rifle Association, he knew that there was something amiss about this instructor's contention. The writer further relates that he became very wary of her willingness to use the classroom as a bully pulpit for her political views. The writer describes how he politely mentioned this in class.
From the Paper:"Several years ago, I found myself in a situation that demanded critical thinking. The occasion came during one of my history classes in school when an instructor indicated that she believed the gun culture in America to be a modern-day creation and that people were being misled by the National Rifle Association. While I am neither a supporter nor a denouncer of the National Rifle Association, I knew that there was something amiss about my instructor's contention; after all, only a few years ago a former professional historian named Michael A. Bellesiles was caught fabricating information in order to build his case that America was not a nation, at..."
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