Education: The Study of Mannikins

What U.S. education needs, says President Gordon Keith Chalmers of Ohio's Kenyon College, is a complete "reversal of thinking." In the swelling chorus of educators now trying to define the aims of education, Chalmers' voice is clear and strong in a new book called The Republic and the Person (Regnery; $4).

Until World War II, says Chalmers, U.S. thinking in general was hopelessly adrift. It had degenerated into a superficial sentimentalism, dominated "by wishes which were taken for facts" and by "the widespread conviction . . . that evil does not really exist in...

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