Education: Scholars on an Earl

Nine scholars who had been thinking since a year ago last April about how a Tammany judge canceled the appointment of Bertrand Russell to teach at the College of the City of New York (TIME, April 8, 1940) have finally boiled over. This week they cut loose in an angry book, The Bertrand Russell Case (Viking; $2.50). Their flattering finding: the Russell case ranks with the persecutions of Socrates, John Huss and Joan of Arc, as one of history's most infamous episodes.

Editors of the volume are venerable John Dewey and a fellow philosopher,...

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