HFM 065 | How Iowa Conquered the World, Part 2: The State that Created the Global University System

April 14, 2014

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Did you graduate from college? Whether it was in America, the UK, Turkey, Brazil, or Kazakhstan, there is a strong chance that the direct inspiration for your university is Iowa State University — considered by coastal elites as a forgettable farm college.

How did this university — which literally started out as a large farm house that housed two dozen students who split their time between tilling the soil and learning about crop rotation — ¬†create the global system of higher education?

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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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