History Lessons — Adrian Wooldridge on the history of meritocracy

October 29, 2021

On this episode of History Lessons, Mattias Hessérus talks to Adrian Wooldridge on the history and future of meritocracy, spanning from Tang dynasty China to Trump’s America.

General Charles George Gordon teaching ragged boys at Gravesend, 1867. Ragged schools were dedicated to the free education of destitute children in 19th century Britain.
General Charles George Gordon teaching ragged boys at Gravesend, 1867. Ragged schools were dedicated to the free education of destitute children in 19th century Britain.

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