EDUCATION: THE CHALLENGE AHEAD by C. Scott Ed. Fletcher

EDUCATION: THE CHALLENGE AHEAD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the follow up to for Public Responsibility and like its successful predecessor this new collection of essays from some fifteen educations and/or men of affairs is compact and committed. Therefore its main thesis should surprise no one since education is of a free society, free elections, free thinking, a free market, and since the US is the world power supposedly exemplifying all this, it is mandatory for the American citizen and his officials to strive for excellence, meet the socio economic threat of the totalitarian state and swing the under-developed nations into our pluralistic realm of values and achievements. Along the way, Howrd Munford Jones attacks the modern intellectual's dogmatic irrationalism; J.R. Kidd offers brotherhood and social betterment as the cure of our spiritual malaise; Underwood Invokes ""artistocracy of talent""; pole Reuther bemoans the conservative camp Gerald Holton backs science and warns of cultural psychoses; Crabtree analyses the need for informed civic training; and the remaining nine tackle such issues as Western man's failure of nerves, conflicting ideological responses, the use of law, diplomatic ambiguities and confusions, Plato and the classics, Locke and Mill, Shelley and , the report, etc., etc. All seem agreed that the sin of humanity today is self involvement in one form or another and that the reawakening to a public philosophy rather than a private morality is a must. A good book about the future good society.

Pub Date: Feb. 26th, 1962
Publisher: Norton