#1 Amazon Reviewer for Non-Fiction Says Hello

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Robert David SteeleRobert David Steele

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Posted: October 2, 2010 09:54 AM

#1 Amazon Reviewer for Non-Fiction Says Hello

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I am going to be a most faithful contributor to the new vertical in Education. I agree with the propositions of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, respectively:

A Nation’s best defense is an educated citizenry.

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

Unfortunately, we have become a nation of cheats and liars, with our two-party tyranny leading the way. Thankfully, “Open Everything” is here to stay, and Howard Zinn (RIP) had it right when he called the public a power no government can repress.

By way of introduction to my many reviews that provide the context for my deliberative focus on education, below are two booklists created in support of my most recent book proposing the creation, immediately, of a World Brain and Global Game. The first is a negative list, all the books that document all the negatives that we have allowed to proliferate over the past fifty years. The second is a positive list, and I must salute Tom Atlee, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and many others who have educated me this past decade on wisdom among us all.

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Positive)

Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Negative)

Now with that as an introduction, here are my two “opening shots” in what is sure to be one of the most influential and useful educational sites on the Internet.

Child-Driven Education (Sugata Mitra at TED)

The World Is Open-How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education (Review)

If you want to see all of my reviews to date of education books, below are the two links.

Education (General)

Education (Universities)

All reviews lead back to the Amazon Page, and at the bottom, to my often-buried review should you wish to vote or comment — I respond to all comments at Amazon on a daily basis, and of course here at The Huffington Post as well.