Education: Perpetually Adolescent

This may be, as Henry Wallace insists, the Century of the Common Man—but is that just as dandy as Henry implies? How good is the Common Man? Last week, in the New York Times Magazine, Episcopal Canon Bernard Iddings Bell, who has been around colleges most of his life, indicted the Common Man—and his so-called education—in words meant to disturb the complacent. Wrote he:

"Democratic education must not only be democratic, it must be education. It does not follow that because the Common Man has been lifted into control, that he is automatically made competent to exert control. When the Common Man...

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