Education: Challenge to Intellectuals

Is the U.S. anti-intellectual? Father Raymond-Leopold Bruckberger, a vigorously pro-American French Dominican and author of the perceptive One Sky to Share, answers no. The fact is, says he in the current Harper's Magazine, the U.S. is not so much anti-intellectual as the intellectual is anti-U.S. But Father Bruckberger is not one to be satisfied with mere accusation. His chief point is a challenge as the world needs America's example to follow, so America needs its intellectuals to explain what America is all about.

Historically, says Father Bruckberger, the American intellectual has played a major role in shaping his country. "The American Revolution...

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