Education: How to Make a Map

U.S. citizens last week beheld a preview of what the peace table may be like. The actors were scholars and pundits; but their show had plenty of unacademic gusto. It raised a question considerably more immediate than the peace itself: were the American people well enough educated to know a just peace when they saw one?

The debate opened last month when a geography professor named George T. Renner, of Columbia University's Teachers College, published in Collier's a map of a post-war world drawn to "democratic specifications" (TIME, June 15). A disciple of the small but respectable school of American geopoliticos which...

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