Radio: Keeping Civilization Alive

The pearl of all educational programs shone again last Sunday. After seven weeks off the air, CBS's Invitation to Learning (TIME, Oct. 21, 1940) returned at a new time, 11:30 a.m. to 12 E.S.T., with discussion of the second most popular books in the world (Don Quixote). The talkers Mark Van Doren, John Peale Bishop and Jacques Barzan, examined the mad knight of Cervantes as an archetype of all high-minded but ill-informed reformers, found a recent treatment of the same subject in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. They agreed, however, that Cervantes' Man-in-the-Street. Sancho Panza, learned from Don Quixote...

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