Education: Commencement Harangues

College commencements are a flow of soul rather than a feast of reason. Last week they overflowed. The class of 1940 was cast adrift into the narrowing world with more than usual confusion of harangues, warnings, objurgations ringing in its ears.

^ At Columbia, 22,000 commencement visitors cheered British Ambassador Lord Lothian as he was kudized, heard President Nicholas Murray Butler exclaim (by proxy): "The call is for every civilized human being who believes in justice, in liberty and in public morals. The bell is ringing!"

>Johns Hopkins University's President Isaiah Bowman: "Reason is...

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