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Democracy or Super-Patriotism?


by Jesse C. Newlon 1941

RECENTLY THE WRITER SAT FOR TWO days with a group of men holding responsible positions in American education who meet annually for informal discussion. As in nearly all such conferences today, the chief topic of discussion was democracy and education. All recognized the need for teaching democracy much more effectively than hitherto. There was also unanimous agreement with the grave concern expressed by several lest the "teaching of democracy" degenerate into the inculcation in American youth of a jingoistic, chauvinistic, intolerant "super-patriotism."


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1941, p. 208-211
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14203, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 1:41:36 AM

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