Education: Happy Hutchinsland

After two years of living and working in Southern California (for the Ford Foundation). ex-Chancellor Robert Hutchins of the University of Chicago had begun to feel that he was not the same old Hutchins: he was suffering from an "intellectual deterioration" that suggested itself by "a kind of involuntary mellowness." Last week, when he returned to the university to deliver a series of lectures on education, he proved himself mellowed in part. Instead of lambasting U.S. education directly, he contented himself with painting a picture of a Hutchinesque Utopia—a land where everyone knows...

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