Education: Trouble in Chicago

The purpose of the University is nothing less than to procure a moral, intellectual and spiritual revolution throughout the world. The whole scale of values by which our society lives must be reversed. . . . [It is] the crusade to which we are called.

There was conviction in President Robert Maynard Hutchins' voice last winter as he addressed these words to his University of Chicago faculty. The well-dined faculty drifted home from the comfortable South Shore Country Club to the Midway, deep in thought. They kept thinking for three months while the speech...

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