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An extraordinary daughter here tells about her extraordinary parents and talks about war, protest, pacifism, and human frailty in an excerpt from DAYBREAK, the journal of Joan Baez. The book will be published this month by The Dial Press.
The liberals have been confusing their vocabulary, talking of “racism" when they mean “racialism.”and have been abandoning their traditional opposition to decentralized government and racial quotas. The results may be dangerous, observes Professor Moynihan, the buoyantly iconoclastic sociologist, author, and director of the Joint Center for Urban Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
Not since Carlo Levi’s CHRIST STOPPED AT EBOLI has there appeared a book as eloquent and effective about life in the poverty-cursed mountain villages of Italy as Ann Cornelisen s TORREGRECA: A WORLD IN SOUTHERN ITALY,to be published in October by the Atlantic Monthly Press. Here we present one segment. Miss Cornelisen, a 1948 Vassar graduate, went to Italy in the mid-1950s to study archaeology, and subsequently set up some 300 nursery schools there for the British Save-the-Children Fund. She lived for three years in the town she calls Torregreca.
“The small college of the future cannot afford to be the special privilege of the especially privileged,”says Mrs. Raushenbush, who taught at Wellesley, Barnard, and Columbia before she joined the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College. Since 1946, she has served successively as dean, faculty trustee, director of the Center for Continuing Education, and president of the college. This article comes from THE UNFINISHED JOURNEY,a volume commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the U.S. Department of Education,to be published this month by John Day. It is part of a continuing examination in our pages of the pains and problems and prospects of higher education.