An Upbeat Appraisal

Yoder Jr., Edwin M.
August 1975
National Review;8/15/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 31, p879
This article recounts the author's visit to England. The author, on returning to England after a decade, observed that the new plate glass universities of the nineteen sixties have introduced a democratic middle-ground into the British higher education--less demanding intellectually, perhaps, but hinting at a larger tolerance of educational democracy. Further, the author found that the habit of ceremony, of which the public manners are surely a part, remains the key to English life. Institutions and ceremonies and trivial courtesies have permitted the English to develop something like a human community.


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