Politics should enter more largely into the American college curriculum. It is plain that in this way alone can the standard of politics in this country be raised. The tendency of modern life is every day running towards specialization, and this tendency will undoubtedly soon be a factor in political life. In England and Germany men fit themselves specially for politics, just as others do for medicine and law. Many schools have been founded specially to prepare for the civil service examinations. The introduction of civil service reform in this country will soon necessitate such special preparation here. The universities will be expected to act as feeders and to provide the necessary instruction for passing the examinations. If the universities fail to offer this instruction, special schools will spring up and will draw largely from the classes who would naturally support the colleges. In view of these facts, the strange apathy prevailing at Harvard on this subject seems to be ill-advised. Harvard and other universities will soon be called upon to furnish instruction in departments that have hitherto been weak. It behooves them to be ready to supply the demand when the time comes.
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August 04, 2015