Absurdism, Books

The Strange Murder of Emile Durkheim

Education news.

AQA, the largest exam board in the UK, has dropped the theme of suicide from its Sociology A-level syllabus from September. Rupert Sheard, qualifications manager, said the AQA had to exercise a duty towards students taking the course and “make sure the content isn’t going to cause them undue distress.”

What splendid news. We should do more to sanitise course material and insulate 17 and 18 year olds from the fact that society can be disturbing and distressing. They should instead be prepared to be integrated into a infantilised, distress-free world of sunshine and happiness. Continue reading