This paper examines a topic not yet suffi ciently investigated by educational research, but which is central to both political discourse and a model of education in politics i.e., the question of defenses in the reception of the political message by the citizen. Starting with a reference to the link between education and politics and an analysis of certain aspects of the political situation in Western countries, several defense mechanisms are considered and analyzed. These mechanisms undermine, especially in the middle-class citizen, access to the understanding of the roots of many political events and encourage certain choices in voting behavior, which are crucial for the destiny of the community and our country in particular. The implications of the analysis are then extended for the purpose of a model of education to politics, unfortunately expressing pessimistic considerations about the obstinacy of these defensive systems.