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Church and State in Mexican Education


by Ira W. Howerth - 1937

In feudal Europe the Church accumulated from one fourth to one third of the wealth. But what of it? Institutions rarely pass up opportunities to expand their power, and often in so doing lose or modify the ideas upon which they were founded. Illustrations? Christianity, Buddhism, the order of St. Francis of Assisi, the Jesuits, the governments of Italy, Germany, and, some would add, the Soviet Government of Russia. Lincoln Steffens once said to the writer, "Do you know what I'd do with an idea if I wished to destroy it?" "No," I said, "what?" "I'd institutionalize it," he replied.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 4 Number 29, 1937, p. 46-49
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13591, Date Accessed: 2/21/2020 8:31:33 PM

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