THE AGE OF THE SCHOLAR by Nathan M. Pusey

THE AGE OF THE SCHOLAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

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.

Publisher: Harvard University Press