The Education of Freemen

Barr, Stringfellow
August 1942
New Republic;8/31/42, Vol. 107 Issue 9, p248
Presents a commentary note on the present declining state of the U.S. politics and the decreasing status of civil rights, suggesting the need for enhancing educational level for nationalistic objectives. Discussion of the consequences of the brutality of German dictator Adolf Hitler's military administration; Analysis of the decrease in the unity among government departments and the decreasing control over civil matters; Suggestions for establishing a coordination between political powers and administrative agencies to take check potential socio-political and economic threats; Reference of the book, "Union Now," by Clarence K. Streit, offering an idea to adopt Hitler's ideal of force as the true principle of government; Evaluation of the Bill of Rights, considering the moral and intellectual development; Arguments favoring the need of enhancing education in the liberal arts and education in the arts of thinking.


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