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The Profane Comedy


reviewed by Edward Joseph Shoben, Jr. - 1962

coverTitle: The Profane Comedy
Author(s): K. Eble
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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One of the most obnoxious cliches among book reviewers is the enthusiastic blurb, "This is a volume not to be missed." Fortunately, we have found a book to which it applies with no necessity for the reviewer to feel guilty or the reader to grow wary. It is Negro Education in America, edited by Gift, Anderson, and Hullfish (New York: Harper, 1962. Pp. 315. $5.95). A yearbook of the John Dewey Society, its focus is wide, and its text is given essentially by Dewey's observation in 1939 that, "We have advanced far enough to say that democracy is a way of life. We have yet to realize that it is a way of personal life and one which provides a moral standard for personal conduct." The problem of the Negro's relationship to American society must be set in the context of American democracy and the reactions characteristic of American people. Like... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 3, 1962, p. 261-261
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2939, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 2:40:49 AM

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