Education: The Great Trial

It is six months since a shy, blond young schoolman, of moderate intelligence and average personality, achieved international fame by getting himself convicted by the righteous state of Tennessee of having "taught evolution" out of school books approved by that state's educational authorities. It is six months since lavender-gallused Clarence Darrow hunched his shoulders, thrust his jaw and tortured the late William Jennings Bryan with satiric courtroom questions about his faith in Holy Writ. Six months since pamphlet-scattering mountebanks, itinerant fanatics, land-sharks, pickpockets and cheap-johnny "scientists" jostled in the steaming...

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