Lewis, Lionel S.
January 2006
Society;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p68
Academic Journal
The article discusses the book "Education Between Two Worlds," by Alexander Meiklejohn in which he argued that an education in world democracy is an important first step in stopping international conflict. The book was published in 1942, a time when the U.S. was confronting a war against forces that threatened to destroy the fundamental principle of Western civilization. Meiklejohn contends that at the root of all conflicts, be they domestic or international, lies the theory and practice of education. He said that Western civilization should aim to give maximum freedom to every human.


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