Education: The Case of Henry Aldrich

Bernard Iddings Bell is a personable man, but he has never tried to be a popular man. For 40 years, in books and articles, from pulpit and lecture platform, he has been irritating churchmen, ruffling educators, cracking complacencies and smugness. A canon of the Episcopal Church, and onetime warden of New York's Episcopal St. Stephen's College (now Bard College), he calls himself a radical independent. As such, he has become one of the most caustic critics of the manners & morals of his day. There is scarcely a sector of U.S. civilization for which Bell has not tolled at least once.

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