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A Professor Runs for Office

by George W. Hartmann - 1935

TALK is the curse of academic life and the bane of the radical movement. In the face of an economic collapse that is both acute and chronic, most of us who are enmeshed in the tragic circumstances either as witnesses or victims are doomed to impotent verbalization of our distress. Yet speech and even rational thought stand lower in the psychological scale of reality than overt action, the terminus toward which all adjustment processes naturally move. Eloquence and discussion are the liberalís substitutes for the executive and legislative power that he is denied. It was out of some such mood as this that my first venture into the political field developed.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 7, 1935, p. 22-26
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13071, Date Accessed: 8/7/2020 12:06:53 AM

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