Didactic Mind

Didactic Mind, Ep 102: We Don’t Need No Edjoocayshun

July 21, 2022

In this latest episode of the Didactic Mind podcast, I discuss the rather curious phenomenon that we see today of the Eurasian nations being led by (largely) competent, capable, sensible people who are well-suited to their specific positions, versus the completely imbecilic and childish idiots leading the West. I posit a theory that the people in Cabinet-level positions in Western nations are not only miseducated, but MALEDUCATED - that is to say, deeply unqualified for their roles, and totally incapable of learning enough to become qualified for them. I talk about the differences between Western and Russian/Chinese/Indian education systems, and talk in particular about the very different levels of emphasis on mathematics and science in those systems.

While I believe that no one can be truly educated without having a comprehensive understanding of other humanities disciplines, I argue that the lack of a firm analytical foundation, created by studying mathematics, science, and engineering of some kind, makes the elite graduates of Western universities highly incapable of dealing with the real world.

Finally, I discuss how the current Western educational environment is DEEPLY incestuous, in the sense that it creates elites who basically just sniff each other's farts and live in a thoroughly delusional bubble that is totally disconnected from reality.

The table that I compiled in my discussion can be seen down below, and as always, you are free to examine the data for yourself to see if my rough working theory has any foundation.

Country Name Position Education
Russia Vladimir Putin President Law, Economics
Russia Sergei Shoigu Defence Minister Civil Engineering
Russia Sergei Lavrov Foreign Minister International Relations, Languages
Russia Dmitry Medvedev Deputy Head of Security Council Law
Russia Mikhail Mishustin Prime Minister Systems Engineering
Russia Andrey Belousov First Deputy Prime Minister Economics
Russia Viktoria Abramchenko Deputy Prime Minister Environmental Engineering
Russia Dmitry Grigorenko Deputy Prime Minister Finance
Russia Dmitry Patrushev Minister of Agriculture Management
Russia Maxim Reshetnikov Minister of Economic Development Mathematics & Economics, Linguistics & Translation
Russia Sergei Kravtsov Minister of Education Teaching Mathematics & Computer Science
Russia Anton Siluanov Minister of Finance Finance and Credit, Economics
Russia Denis Manturov Minister of Trade & Industry Sociology, Economics
Russia Vitaly Savelyev Minister of Transport Mechanical Engineering, Economics
China Xi Jinping General Secretary Chemical Engineering
China Li Keqiang Premier Law, Economics
China Han Zheng Vice Premier Engineering, Economics
China Liu He Minister of Finance, Technology, Industry, Transport Industrial Economics, Public Administration
China Wei Fenghe Minister of Defence Artillery Command
China Wang Yi Foreign Minister Asian & African Languages, Japanese
India Narendra Modi Prime Minister Political Science
India Rajnath Singh Minister of Defence Physics
India Subramanyam Jaishankar Foreign Minister Political Science, International Relations
India Nirmala Sitharam Minister of Finance Economics
India Piyush Goyal Minister of Commerce and Industry Law, Accounting
India Hardeep Singh Puri Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas History
USA Joseph Biden President History and Political Science, Law
USA Kamala Harris Vice President Political Science and Economics, Law
USA Janet Yellen Treasury Secretary Economics
USA Merrick Garland Attorney General Law
USA Tom Vilsack Commerce Secretary Law
USA Jennifer Granholm Energy Secretary Political Science and French, Law
USA Avril Haines Director of National Intelligence Law
USA Anthony Blinken State Secretary Social Studies, Law
USA Lloyd Austin Defence Secretary Counselor Education, MBA
USA Jake Sullivan National Security Advisor International Relations & Political Science, Law
Germany Olaf Scholz Chancellor Law
Germany Robert Habeck Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Action Philosophy, German, Philology
Germany Christian Lindner Minister of Finance Political Science
Germany Annalena Baerbock Foreign Minister Political Science, Law
Germany Christine Lambrecht Defence Minister Law
Germany Karl Lauterbach Minister of Health Medicine, Health Policy & Management
Germany Svenja Shulze Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development German Studies, Political Science
France Emmanuel Macron President French Literature, Piano Studies, Philosophy
France Elisabeth Borne Prime Minister Civil Engineering, MBA
France Bruno le Maire Minister of the Economy and Finance French Literature
UK Boris Johnson Prime Minister Classics
UK Rishi Sunak Chancellor of the Exchequer Politics, Philosophy & Economics
UK Ben Wallace Defence Minister Military school
UK Liz Truss Foreign Minister Politics, Philosophy & Economics
UK Kwasi Kwarteng Minister for Business, Energy, and Clean Growth Classics and History
UK Sajid Javid Health Secretary Economics and Politics
UK Penny Mordaunt Minister for Trade Policy Philosophy
UK Nadhim Zahawi Chancellor of the Exchequer Chemical Engineering
UK Dominic Raab Deputy Prime Minister Law


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