Education: History Lesson

The most cold-blooded history lesson yet read by any U.S. scholar was delivered last week to a group of teachers by an eminent member of the University of Chicago faculty. Professor Bernadotte Schmitt told them that history showed that western civilization would not be safe until the German people were crushed on their own soil.

The group, gathered in Indianapolis for the 21st annual meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (teachers of geography, economics, history, etc.), had spent three days pondering how to produce better citizens and a better world. They...

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