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Educational Freedom in an Age of Anxiety. Twelfth Yearbook of the John Dewey Society


reviewed by Lloyd Suttell 1953

coverTitle: Educational Freedom in an Age of Anxiety. Twelfth Yearbook of the John Dewey Society
Author(s): H. Gordon Hullfish
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In an age of anxiety "the anxious person fears his freedom." Convinced that our fears are being transformed into attitudes of panic, helplessness, and irrational anxiety, Laurence Sears, in the first of eleven articles, states, "Fear can be effectively met; anxiety at best can only be reduced." Dissent, a condition of our efficiency, is being driven underground and we are approaching a situation where we might possibly lose the "capacity to face a situation rationally." Horace M. Kallen, however, feels that we are overdoing our anxiety and points out that "mankind has known no age which was not an age of anxiety." In a second article Kallen tries (rather unconvincingly) to show that universal military training is both consistent with our historical background and necessary to our democatic way of life. In his article "Power, Law, and Freedom of Inquiry," David Spitz states that although freedom of inquiry does not guarantee truth... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 1, 1953, p. 59-59
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4848, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 5:50:35 PM

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