Education: Humanities Head

A job requiring intellectual guts was handed out last week by a university which has notably displayed that quality. For Stanford's new School of Humanities, announced three months ago as the university's challenge to profounder troubles than war, a Professor of Humanities was chosen: Author-Critic Lewis Mumford (Sticks and Stones, The Culture of Cities, Faith for Living, etc.).

New York-born Lewis Mumford is no intellectual opportunist. He was long a disciple of the late Sir Patrick Geddes, the sociologist-biologist-philosopher who gave him his enthusiasm for sound city planning. A self-styled "basic communist," Mumford...

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