Education: Professor Rugg Explains

Glorying in the furor aroused by his social-science textbooks (TIME, March 3), Professor Harold Ordway Rugg this week seized the opportunity to publish another book — not a text this time but the story of his clashes with the Rugg-beaters who denounce his texts as subversive. Its title: That Men May Understand (Doubleday, Doran; $2.75).

No pushover is Harold Rugg. An indefatigable talker, he stumped the nation, confronting his enemies at school-board hearings, Rotary luncheons, parent-teacher meetings. He found people everywhere, he says, talking about Rugg. Professor Rugg reports off-the-record tete-a-tetes with his...

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