COLOMBIA: Athenian View

When ex-Foreign Minister Carlos Lozano y Lozano, 43, recently returned from a visit to U.S. universities, a reporter asked him for his opinion on culture in the north. His views, printed last week in the tabloid Sábado, and later amplified in a Bogotá lecture:

The Americans are the Romans of today. Material greatness, technical perfection, millionaires and beautiful women combine to divert the eyes [from] a soul essentially young and simple.

University education is mediocre, due first to overemphasis on sports, second to lack of a scale of values. The practical-minded American law...

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