The New Reformation

by Paul Goodman. Random House, $5.95. Reflections, stimulating as usual, on the sciences and professions, on education, and on the citizen’s relation to his government, all held together by the author’s conviction that society is approaching a break comparable to the Reformation and arising from similar conditions. It is rather surprising to find Mr. Goodman, supposedly the only person over thirty trusted by the juvenile reformer crowd, complaining testily of historical ignorance and willful nitwittery among the young. They cannot, he growls, read English. No author, anarchist or otherwise, is going to put up with that.