Nation Building

Press Clippings: For more than a decade, American Politicians have used the term “nation building” to imply a form of outside assistance to a “failed state” that would help to rebuild it. Sometimes this assistance was delivery by the military, after a despotic regime was deposed; sometimes the aid came in the form of a very sophisticated diplomatic plan. There are supporters of this concept and detractors, as was pointed out in an excellent article in The Atlantic magazine.   But Bloomberg just published–perhaps inadvertently–a superb article on how to build a nation for modern times. The nation is Sweden and what Sweden did to its culture and educational system is perhaps a better and more sustainable model for our modern times. It’s thought provoking and modern and it deserves your attention.

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