Magazine August 12, 2019, Issue

College Does Not Make You a Better Person

(Roman Genn)
A lesson the Democrats have lately forgotten

Were aliens to descend unnoticed into our society, the better to observe our political debates, they might be forgiven for reporting home that the primary issue facing the United States government is that not enough Americans are going to college. For the sort of people who make our news and drive our debates, the university has become an obsession and a totem. On television, institutions nobody has ever heard of take out gauzy advertisements that promise that they, and they alone, make possible the American dream. 60 Minutes features interviews with adults who complain that the enormous loans they took

This article appears as “American Dreams” in the August 12, 2019, print edition of National Review.

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