Henry Adams, who had in his ancestry two Presidents of the United States, says in his autobiography that one cannot get an education in modern America.
And the reason he gives is, that there is no unity of thought in modern America.
So he went to England and found that modern England is too much like America.
So he went to France and found that modern France is too much like England and America.
But in France, Henry Adams found that one could get an education in thirteenth-century France.
And he wrote a book concerning the Cathedral of Chartes and the Mount Saint-Michel, where he points out that there was unity of thought in thirteenth-century France.