These selected addresses delivered by Harvard's President over the past ten years combine and cumulate to provide some...

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THE AGE OF THE SCHOLAR

These selected addresses delivered by Harvard's President over the past ten years combine and cumulate to provide some ""observations on education"" always in terms of ""learning's importance for a full manner of life"". Mr. Pusey writes of broader ideals (the university should not be servile nor should it ""minister to utility"") as well as specific accomplishments(as a seedbed for many of our scientific advances); of the many misgivings within as well as the attacks from without -- the Communist charges levied at Harvard's faculty and the rebuttal which defends the freedom of the mind ""upon which all the other freedoms depend""; and in the title essay, the increased influence the scholar has attained as our society has developed. Mr. Pusey re-enforces the liberal, humanitarian ethos and all of it, while familiar, can endure re-statement here.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1963