First, I want to solicit impressions of World Wise. What did you all think? What worked and what didn’t? One of the impressions I have been getting was that the subject matter was HUGE and could have been taken in many different ways, so not everyone got their pressing questions answered (myself included!). That’s ok…this discussion should have a life beyond one panel anyway, and I want this to be one place in which that can happen.
One significant question that I wanted your take on was the question of whether or not multicultural education, understanding, and engagement necessarily breeds tolerance? I think the question who argued that it’s possible learning more about another group of people might strengthen animosity is possible…what do you think?
Also, I really really want to read the novel Nazi Literature in the Americas. As some of you know the EUA has a bookclub, and I would like to invite all of you to read this and then we’ll set up a discussion time some time after spring break. Note: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN ENGLISH MAJOR TO PARTICIPATE. Read the book review…you’ll understand how it’s relevant to this blog. Any takers?