Colonizing the Colonials

To get the full implication of this piece, you have to listen to the Thinking Religion that Thomas Whitley and I recorded yesterday.¬†Great show and the thought piece at the end regarding post-colonialism and the import of valuing plays in nicely with this…

In the same period, American public diplomats tried to influence education reforms in Western Europe, in view of the integration of North-Atlantic school systems and their cooperation in cold-war competition. Not by chance, in the 1950s Conant and his collaborators visited West Germany, Italy, Britain, and Switzerland as policy advisers.

via Why the US liberal arts tradition failed to take hold in Europe.