Education: Church v. College

Last week in Manhattan outraged clerics, patrioteers and righteous citizens were busy swatting Bertrand Russell. Reason: the appointment of unconventional Earl Russell to teach mathematics and logic at the College of the City of New York.

Bishop Manning lit the fuse last fortnight with an indignant letter to the newspapers quoting the learned Earl's views on adultery (TIME, March 11). Soon echoes of Bishop Manning's indignation gonged around Manhattan pulpits, and the Hearst press charged that Earl Russell was 1) irreligious, 2) immoral, 3) radical, 4) alien. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, the...

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