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Poet, professor, and politician Eugene McCarthy discusses his personal credo of "contract and commitment," politics as a profession, the function of the politician as educator, institutional aspects of American government, and the disorders of our…

Robert M. Hutchins leads a discussion with Garry Wills, Elizabeth Hardwick, and the Center staff into the problems of the American public education system, which has gone from being the pride of the nation to receiving almost universal derision.…

W. H. Ferry submits a controversial proposal for a two-year college for African-American students, designed to make up for deficiencies in Black Studies curricula. Followed by discussion with John C. Barnes, Stringfellow Barr, Harrop A. Freeman,…

Robert M. Hutchins reads his weekly newspaper editorials. Includes: (1) Free Press; (2) Education for Self-Preservation; (3) Microminiaturization; (4) After Watts, What?; (5) The City; (6) Instantaneous Communications; (7) Conscription; (8) The…

The first two chapters of a book on how best to educate in a free society, recorded by pioneer educator Alexander Meiklejohn shortly before his death. With commentary by his lifelong friend and colleague, the Center's Scott Buchanan. Original title:…

The first two chapters of a book on how best to educate in a free society, recorded by pioneer educator Alexander Meiklejohn shortly before his death. With commentary by his lifelong friend and colleague, the Center's Scott Buchanan. Original title:…

Alexander Meiklejohn describes an experiment in adult education based upon readings of Supreme Court decisions. With Scott Buchanan, Harry Kalven, Milton Mayer, and Joseph Tussman. Dec. 1964.

Warren E. Preece, editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica, discusses some of the problems involved in editing a book that no one can ever hope to read in full, in this interview with the Center's Frank K. Kelly. Mr. Preece observes that the function of an…

Robert M. Hutchins leads a staff discussion on the Supreme Court's controversial decision banning religious exercises in public schools. With Scott Buchanan, W. H. Ferry, William Gorman, Richard Lichtman, Purcell Weaver, and Harvey Wheeler. June 25,…

Robert M. Hutchins leads a staff discussion on the Supreme Court's controversial decision banning religious exercises in public schools. With Scott Buchanan, W. H. Ferry, William Gorman, Richard Lichtman, Purcell Weaver, and Harvey Wheeler. June 25,…