Saturday, 13 March 2010

On folkbildningsidealet

A "profoundly democratic vision of universal learning and education"?  It sounds lovely - though perhaps terribly out of place in this curiously uncertain and still undefinable 21st century.  We are wavering between an all-out and absolutist conception of humanity as money-generating appendages of giant corporations and that far finer understanding of common interest and intelligence that the first years of the Internet have brought us.

More on the subject of a new Alexandria here.  Thanks to John Naughton (as always) for the link.

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