Education: Replace the Keystone

Seldom before had the challenge to U.S. education been made so sharp and clear: "The knowledge and skills of Modern Civilization have outrun the moral and spiritual resources for their direction and control, in this land of plenty, glutted with wealth, we lack the essential ethical currency for its use, and so we are threatened with cultural bankruptcy." The challenger was Henry P. Van Dusen, president of the faculty of Manhattan's Union Theological Seminary. Last week, in a tightly reasoned "tract for the times"—God in Education (Scribner; $2)—Van Dusen sounded a call for a fundamental reversal in the whole philosophy of...

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