‘Democracy is a luxury’: On culture & education

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What do Israelis think about when they think of democracy? Is it freedom of speech? Equality? Or is it simply free elections and majority rule? Our political beliefs seem almost visceral. Nonetheless, they are deeply shaped by the society and culture around us.

We’ll take a close look at the Israeli education system in order to understand how Israeli conceptions of democracy get produced and reproduced.


Music: 
Donald Byrd – Bossa
Adrian Younge & Souls of Mischief – Panic Struck (Instrumental)
Adrian Younge & Souls of Mischief – Womack’s Lament (Instrumental)
Adrian Younge & Ghostface Killah – An Unexpected call (Instrumental)
Bobbi Humphrey – Smiling Faces Sometimes
Donald Byrd – Slow Drag
Miles Davis – Blue In Green

Credits:
Produced and hosted by Ilene Prusher and Shoshi Shmuluvitz
Written by Shoshi Shmuluvitz