In his book, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, author Neil Postman describes the growth and outright dominance of the entertainment industry and the all-pervading influence it has had upon American culture. More to the point – the book illustrated how a culture could literally be dumbed down by the type of entertainment it dealt with on a weekly basis. Our modern debased culture appears to be the result of this sad tale of extravagant, meaningless amusement available at the click of a button, whether on a phone or an iPad.
Yet, juxtaposed with that American reality is the reality of our history and the men we previously produced that were all ground breakers in the fields they chose to apply themselves. And the one theme that undergirds all that they did was their education: they were all home schooled!
Here are ten of America’s best and brightest from our past!
- George Washington: Founding Father and the first President under the Constitution
- John Adams: Founding Father and the Second President under the Constitution
- John Quincy Adams: Son of John Adams and the 6th President of the United States
- Thomas Jefferson: the Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence
- Alexander Graham Bell: Scientist and Engineer Credited with First Telephone Patent
- Thomas Edison: Scientist and Famous Inventor
- Orville and Wilbur Wright: Makers and Flyers of the World’s First Airplane
- Benjamin Franklin: an Inventor, Innovator and Signer of the Declaration of Independence
- George Patton: Famous WW2 General in the European Theater of the War
- Douglas MacArthur: Famous WW2 General in the Asian-Pacific Theater of the War
You too can join the storied history of great American men and women who were homeschooled by contacting Christian Liberty Homeschools here: Contact Us
 Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, (New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1995).