Re: CHAT: New Member With Questions
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 19, 2001, 19:16|
At 4:21 pm -0500 18/3/01, David Peterson wrote:
>In a message dated 3/18/01 11:28:34 AM, ray.brown@FREEUK.COM writes:
><< Good grief - and Americans are portrayed as more progressive than us! Not
>always true, it seems. >>
Early years of the 20th cent - if not earlier. The portrait of America in
Kafka's novel "Amerika" is typical of the way the US was seen in the
popular mind over here.
>All we hear over here is that our education system is the worst
>in the world
I hope not, in view of the position the US has in modern world.
And, in any case, quite a few people here equate (wrongly IMO) "progessive
education" with "poor education".
But I wasn't thinking of education in particular. We tend to be more
parochial and compare our system (or rather systems, since Scotland has
always had its own separate system, and now Wales & Northern Ireland are
starting to go their own ways) with our immediate continental neighbors. I
was thinking in general terms.
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]