and women should be free from fear of actual want" ( Chr Sci Monitor, Jan. 4, 1943).

"No legislation based on it will pass Parliament before 1945, if, indeed, there is to be any enactment at all. The group which made the proposals went at the task in a deliberate, scholarly way" ( Boston Herald, Dec. 28, 1942). The editorial makes it clear that the opposition will have every opportunity to study, undermine and defeat the plan.

In less than three months after the report was available Raymond Daniell cabled, "The government manipulated the Beveridge Report into Limbo today but not so adroitly that it did not leave a bad taste in the mouths of Labor. It was decided that the Labor Party would not yield an inch in its demand for specific government commitments" and "the immediate adoption of the Beveridge Report proposals". But "Labor ministers like Ernest Bevin and Herbert Morrison who, in order to hold their cabinet rank, had to fly in the face of Providence or, to put it another way, in the face of politics . . . agreed to shelve the Beveridge Report". ( N. Y. Times, Feb. 19, 1943) And so labor was made to shoulder the blame for killing the plan. It proved to be little more than a proposition that the poor lift themselves by their bootstraps, a large part of the cost to come from their taxes or wages. Under the title "Cradle to Grave to Pigeonhole", Time, Mar. 22, told of the final disposal of the plan wags had dubbed "security from womb to tomb", and of the announcement of Roosevelt's "Ersatz Beveridge" for Americans.

A war weary public needed this shot in the arm to make them ready to continue to endure and to fight. This Beveridge straw has been snatched at in hopeful enthusiasm by the workers and idealists and has afforded them opportunity to work off their suppressed feelings. Safety valves must be provided, long experience in controlling people has shown the ruling class. It's the old Tory policy of letting them blow off steam at Hyde Park corner or in the House of Commons. As a last resort additional sops can be thrown to the mob. (16)


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From the introduction of "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom", deleted from the popular edition but later printed in the Atlantic Monthly, Mar., 1939. Lawrence goes on bitterly, "Yet when we achieved and the new world dawned the old men came out again and took from us our victory, and re-made it in the likeness of the former world they knew. Youth could win, but had not learned to keep, and

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  • By Porter Sargent 4
  • Title Page 5
  • Table of Contents 9
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  • Notes 17
  • This Book 19
  • Notes 23
  • Power Increase 25
  • Notes 27
  • Technological Advance 29
  • Notes 33
  • Economic Consequences 37
  • Notes 45
  • Political Effects 49
  • Notes 51
  • Social Repercussions 53
  • Notes 60
  • Centralizing Tendencms 65
  • Notes 68
  • Unifying the Nation 71
  • Notes 75
  • Nationalizing Educational Control 79
  • Notes 85
  • War Predicted by the Wise 89
  • Notes 98
  • Confused Educators 105
  • Notes 112
  • Retreat to the Past 119
  • Notes 128
  • Adjustnmnt is Painful 135
  • Notes 141
  • Unity Versus Heresy 145
  • Notes 152
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  • Hopes of Reconsiruction 189
  • Notes 197
  • The Wife of the State 207
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  • Ideals Without Vision 219
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  • We Teach What's Left 229
  • Nons 240
  • Piecemeal Additions 245
  • Notes 249
  • Sterile Scholarship 251
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  • Worship of Facts 265
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  • Vitamins Will Win 313
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  • Notes 333
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  • Notes 344
  • Failure of the Intellect in Wartime 351
  • Notes 359
  • Control--By Whom and for What? 361
  • Notes 369
  • How Universities Are Controlled 371
  • Notes 378
  • How Foundations Influence 387
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  • Notes 437
  • Distorting History 443
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