Education: Empty Promises?

The destruction of the Louvain University in Belgium, particularly its magnicent Library—"that cradle of the finest religious and scientific thought from the earliest dawn of the Renaissance"—was part of the cost that heroic Belgium paid for opposing the Germans in 1914. It was out of admiration for Belgium's brave stand that Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, representing the people of the U. S., offered to rebuild and restock the Library.

The sum originally required was $250,000. Dr. Butlet and a National Committee of the U. S. raised twice the necessary amount. It was a...

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