Twentieth-Century Pessimism and the American Dream - Vol. 8

Twentieth-Century Pessimism and the American Dream - Vol. 8

Twentieth-Century Pessimism and the American Dream - Vol. 8

Twentieth-Century Pessimism and the American Dream - Vol. 8

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This volume comprises the eighth annual Leo M. Franklin Memorial Lectures presented at Wayne State University during the spring semester of 1957-58.

From 1899 to 1941 the late Leo M. Franklin served as rabbi of Temple Beth El in Detroit, and upon his death in 1948 his many friends there naturally sought to establish an appropriate memorial. Because Dr. Franklin's long career had been distinguished by his ecumenical interests and humanitarian concerns there was a strong desire for a memorial that would commemorate this phase of his life. Accordingly in 1950 Temple Beth El arranged with Wayne University-later to become Wayne State University -- for the establishment of the Leo M. Franklin Memorial Lectureship in Human Relations, in the hope that from this lectureship would come new knowledge of the problems of human relations, new understanding of the forces which shape our relations with other men, new stimulus for cooperation in solving inter-group relations, and new resolve to face our individual responsibilities in carrying on the objectives to which Dr. Franklin devoted his life.

Each year a faculty committee carefully surveys the entire University faculty and recommends to the President a faculty member who has made a significant contribution to some important field of human relations. The President appoints this faculty member to the Franklin Memorial Lectureship for the following year and charges him with . . .

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