Education: Books v. Tunnel

Three summers ago a group of eleven serious thinkers—among them, Robert S. Lynd (Middletown) and Margaret Mead (Sex & Temperament)—dismayed by the insecurity, the bewilderment, the crimes of the younger generation, gathered at Hanover, N. H., under the sponsorship of the General Education Board to consider what needed to be done to restore reason and balance to modern juvenile life. They had learned that to the usual perplexities of adolescents in all times there had been added since the War new worries accompanying profound changes in the structure and tempo of society.

Because...