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December 5, 2007

David Brooks, Dictatorship of Talent (China - USA?)

David Brooks' recent editorial "The Dictatorship of Talent," N.Y. Times, Dec. 4, 2007, discusses in an interesting way the rise an unforgiving, high-stakes testing based, meritocracy in China.  It is worth reading for its own sake, but I will admit being struck by some of the similarities with the US (an obsession with talent, over reliance on high stakes tests, and somewhat at odds with Brooks' perspective, the coming together of business and government elites into a corpocracy to use Brooks' language).

-E.R. erosser@wcl.american.edu

December 5, 2007 in News Coverage of Poverty | Permalink

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