ciples which should govern the ordering of society. (11)It has this right because, in the revelation entrusted to it, it has the knowledge concerning man and his destiny which depends on that revelation and which illuminates all questions of human conduct.

"Of course, it is universally recognized that the Church should lay down principles for the conduct of individuals. What lately is being disputed is the right of the church also to lay down principles for the action of corporate groups, such as trade unions, employers' federations, or national states, or to undertake in any way the direct ordering of men's corporate life."

Other things in the speech sounded equally pre-Reformation. "The profit motive is not simply evil; it can have it own right place. But that is not the first place. . . . The banks should be limited in their lending power to the amount deposited by their clients. . . . When all is said, the trouble with our social life is sin--that strange perversion and fatality of human nature."(12)

Education has long been dominated by the Church. (13) And it is evident that Church leaders must cooperate with the Government. Reform of education or of church policy, then, must go along with, if not follow, change in those who control the Government, and the social set-up.


NOTES
(1)
The response to this letter awakened the nation. "If words mean anything, we have a clean breakaway from the idea of an educational system founded upon differences of class instead of differences of natural ability. To begin to put this idea into practice we need not wait till the end of the war. . . . The same point is emphasized by Dr. L. P. Jacks in a letter to the Times of December 30", 1940, demanding that "modes of peacebuilding" should be "set on foot . . . while the war is in progress . . . as aids to victory . . . for a new and better world order, and not merely that of victory of one nation over another". ( Journal of Education, Mar. 1, 1941)
(2)
In "Piers Plowman Walks Again: A Note on the Malvern Conference", Sewanee Review, July-Sept., 1941, William Orton, Professor of Sociology in Smith College, writes: "At Malvern College . . . gathered the advance guard of the Church of England. . . . The conference was in no sense official. . . . The findings have not been endorsed by the established Church. . . . Many people who knew none too much about it had come to consider that Church moribund--the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual vacuum. . . . The Church had tended to become a celestial alibi for whatever the conservative party saw fit to accomplish." The Malvern resolution "confirms the position taken at the ecumen-

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  • By Porter Sargent 4
  • Title Page 5
  • Table of Contents 9
  • This Title 15
  • 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
  • Our Educational Leadership 161
  • Notes 166
  • 'Reforming' Static Education 168
  • Notes 171
  • Maintaining the Social System 173
  • Notes 182
  • Hopes of Reconsiruction 189
  • Notes 197
  • The Wife of the State 207
  • Notes 213
  • Ideals Without Vision 219
  • Notes 224
  • We Teach What's Left 229
  • Nons 240
  • Piecemeal Additions 245
  • Notes 249
  • Sterile Scholarship 251
  • Notes 261
  • Worship of Facts 265
  • Notes 270
  • Seedbeds for Propaganda 272
  • Notes 276
  • Education for Frustration 279
  • Notes 285
  • Youth the Scapegoat 287
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  • Morale and Education 298
  • Notes 302
  • Health and Morale 305
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  • Vitamins Will Win 313
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  • War and the Children 319
  • Notes 324
  • Manufacturing Criminals 327
  • Notes 333
  • Has Education Improved Our Intellect? 337
  • 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
  • Notes 402
  • How Governments Perpetuate Themselves 411
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  • Guiding Public Opinion 419
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  • Notes 437
  • Distorting History 443
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  • Changing Directions 451
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