Man, if this isn’t the truth! I agree that part of the problem stems from the —as you put it—state-led omission or discouraging of subjects such as Philosophy, Sociology, History,Politics or even basic Geography and/or theoretical Economics.
One of my favorite courses in college was Philosophy. I ended up maxing out the amount of classes I could take, otherwise I would have had to declare myself a Philosophy major. Instead, I had to take other electives I found trivial and lacking substance.
Like you, I don’t foresee a renaissance in the bipolar world we appear to live in. But I am hopeful that perhaps good men and women globally can impact the future. Maybe then another generation will enjoy the fruits of learning the folly of our past.
Thanks for taking the time to respond with wise remarks :)