A Connecticut minister reassures readers of the NY Times that local students who wrote and rehearsed a play about the Iraq war were not in thrall to anything so petty and divisive as a political ideology. Despite having prior approval and going through a "balancing" rewrite, the play was prevented by administrators from being performed.
“I would want to read the script before having it performed here, but from what I understand from the students who wrote it, they didn’t have a political agenda,” said the Rev. Jane Field, the church’s youth minister.
Thank goodness. A high school student informed and aware enough to have a political agenda would be a serious threat to national stability. What the nation needs instead are docile youth who value tradition, don’t ask too many questions of their elders, and hew to the blessed center. Because compromise at home enables us to carry out the slaughter abroad without undue distraction.