Education: Autocrat of Etiquette

Formal adult education involving any form of school discipline has never appealed to the grown-ups of any nation. But U. S. adults have long been gluttons for any form of education provided they can choose its subject, take it or leave it, play it as a sort of game in which every one can win by giving himself a higher rating than he gives to his contemporaries. Hence among best sellers not of a year but of a generation, the Boston Cooking School Cook Book and Emily Post's Etiquette rate close to the...

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