Books: Blue-Sky View

HOW TO THINK ABOUT WAR AND PEACE—Mortimer J. Adler—Simon & Schuster ($2.50).

At the University of Chicago, where he teaches in the Law School, Professor Mortimer J. Adler is known to older and possibly somewhat envious teachers as the "professor of the blue sky." An intellectually wily, bland, brash and confident man, he has married scholarship to intellectual impertinence with amusing and sometimes instructive results. His chief conviction is that if one knows how to think, one can think about anything. Four years ago Professor Adler was busy telling the U.S. public the...

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