Education: The Visitors

After a good many years of taking criticism by distinguished visiting scholars from Britain and Europe, Philosopher Douglas N. Morgan of Northwestern University decided it was time to complain. Last week, in a letter to the Manchester Guardian, he talked back. Fond as the U.S. is of visitors, said he, too many"come to America armed with a conviction that we are infants, that our academic degrees — not earned at Oxford or Cambridge — are travesties, and that even our graduate students are merely overgrown addicts of football and television.

"Frankly . . . we do resent being treated as moderately...

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