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American Educator and Writer, active in forming the Committee to Frame a World Constitution (1945), led the Commission on Freedom of the Press (1946), and vigorously defended academic freedom, opposing faculty loyalty oaths in the 1950s. 1899-1977

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts…it is to teach them to think.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A world community can only exist with world communication, which means something more than extensive software facilities scattered about he globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common idea's and common ideals.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.”

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