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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. >> > >Since when?
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. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================