Tuesday, April 15, 2003

The Cosmopolitan Illusion

Policy Review writer Lee Harris discusses Martha Nussbaum's essay "Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism"...

Is it wrong to teach our children to be patriotic? Or may we teach them to be a little patriotic, provided that we also teach them to value and respect the cultures of others? Should they be encouraged to be loyal to their own nation, or should they be taught that they are citizens of the world before all else?

Should education be preaching either of these?