Education: The Great Allergy

In the flowery world of commencement orators ("Commencement is not an end, but a beginning"), there are always dragons to be slain. Last week was no exception. The orators slew Senator McCarthy dozens of times; they jabbed at the Atom, slashed at the Soviet, spoke well of freedom—academic and otherwise. But at Pennsylvania State College, one man took on a dragon that seemed to him more dangerous than all the rest. Said Clarence Manion, lawyer and former dean of Notre Dame's College of Law:

"My criticism of modern education is that outside of the...

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