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Hook, 1937. Social Research 4(3):401-404

Part Three: The Bearing of Education: Discussions - II
Sidney Hook

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Volume 4, No. 3 (Fall 1937): 401-404

Excerpt: --...I take it that all of us here are committed to an acceptance of critical, scientific modes of inquiry and instruction. These constitute the abiding spirit -- as distinct from the passing, historical doctrine -- of liberalism in both education and life. In the present epoch it is of the first importance not to permit the sources of this critical liberalism to become muddied by the unclear notions and cultivated ambiguities behind which authoritarian attitudes conceal themselves. In short, it is an elementary necessity of logical and moral hygiene to unmask any account or interpretation of totalitarian educational systems which pretends that a set of forcibly imposed techniques of indoctrination and conformity illustrates democracy, freedom, or the scientific process in education...
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