Trial Balance: The Education of An American

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IX
The Oriental Mind

WHATEVER its limitations, the diplomatic mind was at least intelligible to Angus. The mathematical techniques of the scientific mind might be Greek to him, but he could admire the clean logic of the process and was ready to accept the validity of its conclusions within its own area. As for the academic mind, it was no mystery to Angus for he was part of it. But a new accident of education revealed to him, in record time, his mental limitations. He encountered the Oriental mind; he greeted it with genial good will and was brought up short, intrigued but baffled.

In December, 1949, he was one of six university presidents appointed to attend a conference in Delhi organized by the Indian Council on World Affairs. The delegates from India represented its intellectuals in government, education, and business. Although Mr. Nehru did not attend the sessions of the Conference, he kept in close touch with it and entertained the delegates more than once. Angus had several brief talks with him. In the long, formal sessions and in the constant conversations between the

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