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November 06, 2002
Why I am now a peacenik

BEdBlog isn't here to discuss things like whether the USA should be attacking Iraq, but here's why it shouldn't.

As part of the coalition-building exercise, the USA is rejoining UNESCO, and catching up with all its unpaid subscriptions. This is a financial windfall for UNESCO, which is trying to "globally nationalise" (transnationalise?) education, especially in the Third World, and it will now be better placed to proceed with this.

In other words, education world-wide will become more like this and less like this.

My thanks to my friend Antoine Clarke for this insight.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 02:17 PM
Category: Politics

Don't worry. At the rate the world is dumping on the US, it won't be long before UNESCO pisses us off again, and, again, we'll pull the plug. Remember, those are MY tax dollars at work!

Comment by: ellie on November 10, 2002 02:04 AM
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