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The University of Utopia


reviewed by Arthur G. Wirth 1970

coverTitle: The University of Utopia
Author(s): Robert M. Hutchins
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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One who has faith that man is in some degree rational, though in greater degree animal, must believe that sooner or later the light will shine through the murk. Robert M. Hutchins University of Utopia (1964, p. IX) Ours is a tortured time. In education, as in other aspects of our lives, we hunger for a clear sense of direction, for a firm knowledge of what ought to be done. Some thirty years ago the clear and insistent voice of Robert M-Hutchins announced that the content of the true education was available. If we would but recognize and adopt it, we would have a rock upon which to build, no matter how fiercely the winds of change and doubt might blow. His book, The Higher Learning In America, was published first in the crisis-ridden Thirties and then re-issued in paperback in the still troubled Sixties. In 1953 Mr. Hutchins delivered the Charles R. Walgreen Lectures published under the title, The University of Utopia. Here he returned to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 3, 1970, p. 503-510
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1804, Date Accessed: 8/21/2017 7:50:27 AM

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