History Lessons – Adrian Wooldridge on the history of meritocracy

On the latest 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.
A Victorian Ragged School
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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