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Living, reading and thinking; 56 essays in exposition,

Author: John Chamberlain; William Benfield Pressey; Reginald Eyre Watters
Publisher: New York, C. Scribner's Sons [©1948]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Chamberlain; William Benfield Pressey; Reginald Eyre Watters
OCLC Number: 1166081
Description: xi, 699 pages 22 cm
Contents: By self-discovery --
The man with the golden key / G.K. Chesterton Autobiography of G.K. Chesterton --
The role of hunches / Walter B. Cannon The way of an investigator --
I get a colt to break in / Lincoln Steffens The autobiography of Lincoln Steffens --
Dog training / E.B. White One man's meat --
Enemy of the good / Walter b. Pitkin On my own --
By schooling Colleges don't make sense / Marion Walker Alcaro Woman's Day Magazine --
The myth of educational equality / John K. Norton The American Mercury --
Our Japanized educational system / Isabel Paterson The god of the machine --
Letter to a seventeen-year-old son / Anonymous Harper's Magazine --
By listening --
Freedom of speech for whom? / Clifford J. Durr Public Opinion Quarterly --
Soap Opera / The Editors of Fortune Fortune --
By seeing --
Film reality: cinema and the theatre / Allardyce Nicoll Film and theatre --
The mechanized muse / Margaret Kennedy The mechanized muse --
Demurrer to a psychiatrist / Bernard DeVoto Harper's Magazine --
Junior has a craving / Marya Mannes The New Republic --
By reading --
The purpose of fiction / Clayton Hamilton The art of fiction --
In praise of E.B. White / Clifton Fadiman The New York Times Book Review --
How should one read a book? / Virginia Woolf --
By writing --
Let's start with Chinese / Rudolf Flesch The art of plain talk --
Basic English: world language or world philosophy? Chad Walsh College English --
Absolute words and absolute nonsense / Jacques Barzun Of human freedom --
At people --
Our youngers and betters / Harold Nicolson Small talk --
How Americans choose their heroes / Dixon Wecter The hero in America --
Tin Lizzie / John Dos Passos The big money --
At sport --
The race horse / John K. Jessup Life --
What they call sportsmanship / John R. Tunis This writing game --
Amateurs? There ain't none! / Paul Gallico Farewell to sport --
At social problems --
The army doctor comes home / John H. Gibbon, Jr. Harper's Magazine --
The right to hear / Frank E. Horack, Jr. The Bill of Rights Review --
Our conflicting racial policies / Will W. Alexander Harper's Magazine --
What's wrong with American marriages? / Philip Wylie Cosmopolitan --
At traditions and values --
Liberalism and culture / George Santayana Soliloquies in England and later soliloquies --
Reversal of human values / Lewis Mumford Faith for living --
If we are to go on / Margaret Mead And keep your powder dry --
Tribalism / Howard Mumford Jones Ideas in America --
With business --
The demoralization of economics / Lewis Mumford Faith for living --
The fiction of public ownership / Isabel Paterson The god of the machine --
The touch of Midas / George Richmond Walker Harper's Magazine --
The failures of capitalism / William N. Loucks and J.W. Hoot Comparative economic systems --
With government --
The genius of democracy / R.M. MacIver The Southern Review --
Free society and free government / Peter Durcker The future of industrial man --
The function of government / Isabel Paterson The god of the machine --
With other nations --
War limited / B.H. Liddell Hart Harper's Magazine --
Crime and punishment / Nora Waln The Atlantic Monthly --
Nuremberg diary / John Dos Passos Tour of duty --
Canada: America's problem / John MacCormac Canada, America's problem --
The empire / Denis W. Brogan The English people --
Through science --
Our totem pole / Lillian Lieber and Hugh Gray Lieber The education of T.C. Mits --
The genes and the hope of mankind / Bruce Bliven The men who make the future --
The uniqueness of man / Julian Huxley Man stands alone --
The two-billion-dollar mutation / John F. Wharton The Saturday Review of Literature --
The ivory lab / Jacques Barzun Teacher in America --
Through religion --
A soldier looks at the church / Russell C. Stroup Harper's Magazine --
The future of religion Raphael Demos and Sidney Hook The need for religion and its truth by Raphael Demos; The autonomy of democratic faith by Sidney Hook; The American Scholar --
Right and wrong as a clue to the meaning of the universe / C.S. Lewis The case for Christianity.
Responsibility: selected and ed. by John Chamberlain, Benfield Pressey [and] Reginald E. Watters.


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