Education: How to Live with the Bomb

It is the conviction of the University of Chicago's Chancellor Robert Maynard Hutchins that present-day man can find the cure for what ails him in the Great Books ("the minutes of the previous meeting"). Last week his theory drew a lively attack from one of education's new boy wonders, Harold A. Taylor,†† who at 33 is president of New York's progressive Sarah Lawrence College. President Taylor accused Hutchins (who at 48 is a kind of boy wonder emeritus) of living in the sterile past. Wrote Taylor in a column-long letter-to-the-editor in the New York Times:

". . . The difficulty of living...

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