Education: Plastic Minds

In Germany, Italy, Russia, schools are ruthlessly used by dictators to preach their own doctrines. The result is so effective that many an unconvinced parent dare not speak his opinions in his own home for fear that an overconvinced child may denounce him to the authorities. Last week a Purdue University professor, painstaking, blond Dr. Herman H. Remmers, gave a spectacular scientific demonstration of how effective propaganda might be made in U. S. schools.

In Princeton University's Public Opinion Quarterly, Psychologist Remmers reported on studies of the effects of propaganda on students in small...

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