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Creative America: Can She Begin Again?

by Harold Rugg
AS THE first issue of our new FRONTIERS OF DEMOCRACY goes to press I suggest four ideas for our agenda of documentation and criticism: (1) potential plenty; (2) the sustained-yield principle; (3) control—efficient, yet democratic; (4) creative expression and appreciation. To me these concepts constitute the crux of both social and educational reconstruction. They really state The American Problem: that is, to build on this continent the civilization of abundance, democracy, and integrity of expression that is now potentially available. These four ideas I would "teach" from the cradle to the grave.

World Affairs: Retrospect and Prospect

by Vera Micheles Dean
As the world enters the second bloody phase of the far-flung conflict, which began in 1914, our minds inevitably turn to the question why this Second World War broke out and how it might have been prevented. Unless we can learn, from our present bitter experience, lessons, which may serve us to shape international relations on a more rational basis, we shall have failed to accomplish the most important task of our generation.

Of New Social Frontiers in Contemporary Society

by Howard W. Odum
IN OUR attempt to project new American frontiers, the usual assumption is that, having mastered all of the physical frontiers, next pioneering will be primarily on social frontiers. On this assumption, I will venture to predict two great areas of societal effort which may be termed social frontiers of the future. Before doing that, however, let me begin by emphasizing some facts I believe to be true about all frontiers, be they physical or social.

Organized Scarcity and Public Policy

by Harry D. Gideonse
EDUCATIONAL discussion of social policy reminds me of the French proverb about the caravan that goes on while the dogs bark.

  About
The Social Frontier (1934-1939) and the Frontiers of Democracy (1939-1943) was a journal published under the editorial direction of George Counts (1934-1937), George Hartmann (1937-1939), William H. Kilpatrick (1939-1943) and Harold Rugg (1943). Beginning as a radical journal that was published independently at Teachers College, the Social Frontier urged educators to use the school as an agent of social change.
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