Here comes an anti-English book, guess what, written by a French lover.
Interestingly the author turned out to be a climate change denier, but I thought these people only exist in some part of the USA. Where is this guy getting his idea? — American media, for sure, since there are not so many climate deniers in France. So learning French as well as reading bad science can make people dumb… To be fair to France, he is just a Japanese idiot who can write well to fool others without content: he is an excellent example of idiots who can learn other languages but cannot understand science. Depressing. French people would be disgusted to know he can speak French…
In general, idiocy comes before learning English not other way around. The author of 英語を学べばバカになる グローバル思考という妄想 (光文社新書) did not even finish his PhD, and he is now a professor of a university: that sadly manifests the level of the university. Too many useless books are around.
“英語を学べばバカになる — グローバル思考という妄想”: I would agree if he wants to say that English becomes “an indulgence” (贖宥状) for losers in Japan: a tool for cherry-picking facts that fit their opinions around the world. People must weigh multiple opinions on given issues to extract most optimal solutions. Equally idiotic is that Japanese who does not understand the world claim that Japan is a heaven since other countries have so many problems.
This is really an important piece of information no media or people talk about. Media often blast that basically Japanese youths do not have global ambitions. But the decline in Japanese students in American universities stems from more complicated reasons. Many people involved this issue should be aware of these statistical frauds, otherwise they are as incompetent as the very youths they are targeting.