The Creighton Quarterly Shadows, Vol. 25 : February, 1934 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Creighton Quarterly Shadows, Vol. 25: February, 1934 For long years we made tremendous material advancement through pioneering and constructive talent akin to genius, no where more evident than in our elaborate schools system, with its colleges, universities and technical schools, many Of which are do ing superbly fine work, - none better. But with the system as a whole, all is not as it should be, or there would not be grounds for the comment we hear on every side, comments inspired by Obvious facts. In some quarters there is serious question as to whether we have not forgotten the purpose of education. If its purpose is to teach men how to live, we may take a leaf from the book of our continental cousins and direct our efforts towards a more leisurely, more deliberate, more simple way of life and clamp down hard on the ever-surging impetus towards material expansion. We have reached a period in which we must give thought to the idea of education in the fullest and truest sense of the word. The new deal, as well as the havoc wrought by the rugged individual ism and ruthless competition of the last forty years have set our minds in the direction Of new social ventures, as pregnant with significance and as fateful as any adventure of our fathers of Old. We are setting out on untrodden ways; we are launched on unchartered seas. In the rebuilding of the social edifice we shall need minds trained along the lines of intellect, Objective, detached, with a developed sense Of the ultimate right and good. Times, some insist have changed, if we may give credence to reputable observers. The day of the heroic pioneer is no more, nor is that of the empire builders; captains of industry have gone the way of Blackbeard, and in our day their avocation is no long er held in honor as evidenced by public Opinion concerning the rum-runner, hijacker, bandit and kidnapper. Insistence on the material has brought woe in the wake of cut-throat competition and the world lies prostrate and broken at the feet of a shattered idol. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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