Starting with the premise that education in an industrialized democracy must be directed in terms of its times, the authors proceed to consider: the ends of education; the institutions designed to serve those ends; the methods adopted for the purpose; and, more basically, what is education? What is it for? how is it given? An intelligible picture of the educational dilemma. Progenitor of the Great Books program, Adler has taken significant direction in the adult education program of this country.