Education: Turbulent Times

World War I drove Charles Austin Beard, dean of U. S. historians, from the faculty of Columbia University. He was then militantly anti-German and prowar, but in October 1917 he resigned from the University because it had fired Pacifists James McKeen Cattell and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana. Said he: "The University is ... under the control of a small and active group of trustees who . . . are reactionary and visionless in politics and narrow and medieval in religion."

Last week World War II brought venerable white-haired, deaf Charles...

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