The Citadel of Learning

The Citadel of Learning

The Citadel of Learning

The Citadel of Learning

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Every discussion of American schools and colleges must start from certain premises about the international situation. This has been true for at least a decade. In 1948 I stated my own assumptions in two introductory chapters in a book concerned with the public schools. The title of the volume, Education in a Divided World, summed up my forecast. I see no reason now to alter the prognosis I then made, namely that the world would remain divided for a long period of time but that the struggle between the two ideologies would not result in a global war. The three essays in the present volume are concerned with the work of scholars and teachers and not with international af- fairs. But my premise as to the future of world conditions is the starting point of all that follows. That a third world war would vitiate my reasoning and make irrelevant most of my conclusions is so obvious as hardly to require mention. Less obvious is the relation . . .

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