Education: Brave New Peace

Around a nest of bridge tables in University of Michigan's plushy Rackham Building, 20 of the ablest educators of Europe and America gathered last week to sketch a brave new post-war world—a world in which education would play a role denied it at Versailles. Like certain famous beer-hall conferences conducted some 20 years ago, this conference had a leader—a tubby, broad-shouldered ex-German named Reinhold Schairer—and a conspiratorial air, but its ideology was far different. In the minds of the conferees the outlines of a new world order took definite shape; an organization to...

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