Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

The following morning, Julian and Dr. Leete go to the educational institutions. Dr. Leete explains that education is now available to everyone through the age of twenty-one. The society now believes that educating everyone to a higher level benefits everyone. Because all men's work is valued, no one views himself as being too educated to undertake manual labor, as they did in Julian's time. Furthermore, because all citizens are educated, there is no strife between classes, no divisions between the rich and poor, the educated and uneducated. The wealthy, educated class no longer exists, isolated from the rest of humanity by their superior education and financial assets. Culture and knowledge now applies to all people. Julian notes that in addition to the other changes, one notable difference between the modern system and the system of his day is in the strength and physical...

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