Education: Town Hall

Outsiders frequently wonder why Cleveland is more international-minded than most Midwest cities. Clevelanders know the answer—the educational influence of their city's Foreign Affairs Council. Last fortnight it formally changed its name to Council on World Affairs.

Godfather of the Foreign Affairs Council was Cleveland's famed adopted son, Newton Diehl Baker. In 1923 he helped launch it as the Council for the Prevention of War, watched it lead a haphazard existence until 1934. Then, to an earnest, handsome young man of 34 who was teaching foreign affairs at Yale, he wrote: "The problem we are interested in is . . . that...

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