Education: KNOWLEDGE FOR WHAT?

One of the most famed modern sociologists is Robert Staughton Lynd, Princeton '14. Dr. Lynd is best known for the monumental studies he and his eminent wife made of the town of Muncie, Ind. and described in Middletown (1929) and Middletown in Transition (1937). Since he wrote Middletown, Dr. Lynd has taught sociology at Columbia University and brooded on the fact that mankind, busily using the knowledge of natural scientists to make dangerous machines, remains in different to the knowledge of social scientists. Looking upon a chaotic world, Professor Lynd decided that...

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