Education: Great Man in the Jungle

Who is the "greatest man in the world today?" Abraham Aaron Roback, onetime Harvard instructor, thinks he knows. Roback has never seen him, but for five years he has been working on a book to honor him, "a man without parallel, in our generation." The great man's name: Albert Schweitzer.

Last week Roback published the Albert Schweitzer Jubilee Book in a limited edition of 1,050 copies. It included essays by Roback and 22 other scholars, many of them topflight,* who largely share Roback's admiration—though not to his worshipful extent—for Albert Schweitzer.

The book hardly...

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