Education: Counterattack

To President Harold Taylor of Sarah Lawrence College at Bronxville, N.Y., the tension was becoming unbearable. Said he, "Symptoms of extreme anxiety have broken out ... Everyone seems jumpy, nervous, suspicious and distrustful of the human intellect . . ." President Taylor was plainly jumpy himself. He was not alone last week.

Drastic measures were being proposed to solve the nation's hottest educational problem—whether Communists and their sympathizers should be barred from U.S. campuses, and if so, by what means. The University of Nebraska had not only barred teachers, but also any textbooks that the Regents might consider subversive. The House Committee...

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