Education: Great Books at Camp

The slim, cowlicked teacher from St. John's (the college of the 100 classics) opened his Odyssey and called the class to order. His students, sprawled around the library in Service Club No. 3 at Fort George G. Meade, Md., were 24 privates and officers, including a couple of majors. Teacher John O. Neustadt called first on a bulb-nosed little buck private.

"The Odyssey," observed the buck, "is not history; it's pure legend. The history of great battles can be told and retold until all fact is sacrificed for legend." A studious-looking private, first class,...

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