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Most people wouldn’t call pop-culture’s most famous do-gooders “fascist.” But a few scholars and commentators would. In the 1950s Dr. Fredric Wertham described superhero comics as fascist and blamed them for child delinquency. In the 1970s Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael wrote that the popular vigilante film Dirty Harry was fascist. Richard Cooper at Salon is the latest, publishing an article titled “Superheroes Are a Bunch of Fascists.”
The U.S. education system is mediocre compared to the rest of the world, according to an international ranking of OECD countries.
More than half a million 15-year-olds around the world took the Programme for International Student Assessment in 2012. The test, which is administered every three years and focuses largely on math, but includes minor sections in science and reading, is often used as a snapshot of the global state of education. The results, published today, show the U.S. trailing behind educational powerhouses like Korea and Finland.
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