It was in 1964 that the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to allow prisoners to sue on prison conditions.
The nation-state cannot tolerate multi-ethnic populations, and this is why there is so much effort toward homogenization. Empires, on the other hand, are easily multi-ethnic.
We are currently supposed to say that online courses can be better than in-person ones. We are also supposed to say that textbooks, and textbook companies are bad, even th0ugh textbooks are actually LESS canned, and LESS totalizing as environments, than online courses are.
I wonder whether what is behind this is competition for market share between textbooks and online tools. Textbooks have authors who get royalties, but online courses have only “course representatives,” “facilitators,” and “subject matter experts,” who are, I assume, just on salary or contract, doing work for hire. And intellectual property rights are a very gray area here. Could it be that now, they are trying to take authorship away from textbook authors, and THAT is what is going on?