Education: Hutchins at the Bridge

"Victory cannot save civilization. It can merely prevent its destruction by one spectacular method. Since civilization was well on its way to destruction before the war began, success in war will not automatically preserve it."

So says President Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago in a new little book, Education for Freedom (Louisiana State University Press; $1.50)'. He considers that prevailing U.S. ideals—above all, as reflected in U.S. education—must take a good part of the blame for the disintegration of civilization.

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