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If I ruled the world: Umberto Eco

Encourage more people to attend university, but don’t make courses easier

By Umberto Eco   January 2016

© Leonardo cendarmo

I can only give a polemical answer as to what I would do if I ruled the world because there is no chance of it happening. As I have got older, I have started to hate mankind, so if I had absolute power then I would leave it to continue on the path to self-destruction—it would be destroyed and I would be happier.

People like me, we are intellectuals—we do our job, we write articles, we have ways of protesting, but we can’t change the…

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