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A Note on the Passing of Buckminster Fuller


by Robert W. Zuber Jr. ó 1984

The recent death of R. Buckminster Fuller was ample cause for students of religious and educational policy to pause and reflect. This man, widely regarded as an inventor, writer, architect, and social planner, had an influential and loyal following. His personal charm and enthusiasm for the potential lurking in the human mind to overcome old obstacles and create bold futures was a needed antidote to the cynicism and moral paralysis characteristic of much of our present age. It is thus with great respect and a tinge of remorse that the following bit of critical commentary is presented in testimony to Fullerís life and death.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 85 Number 4, 1984, p. 640-644
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 874, Date Accessed: 7/24/2017 10:27:52 AM

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  • Robert Zuber Jr.
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    ROBERT W. ZUBER, JR., received his doctorate in the field of religion and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has published several articles, two of which are to appear in Religious Education during 1985. Dr. Zuber does moral education with the Ethical Culture School of New York and is an instructor in the Peace Studies Program at Teachers College.
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