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Education and Exclusion

Sheldon Rothblatt, 13 February 1992

Hutchins’ University: A Memoir of the University of Chicago 1929-1950 
by William McNeill.
Chicago, 194 pp., $24.95, October 1991, 0 226 56170 4
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Robert M. Hutchins: Portrait of an Educator 
by Mary AnnDzuback.
Chicago, 387 pp., $24.95, November 1991, 0 226 17710 6
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Jews in the American Academy 1900-1940: The Dynamics of Intellectual Assimilation 
by Susanne Klingenstein.
Yale, 248 pp., £22.50, November 1991, 0 300 04941 2
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... Women were attracted to Hutchins, but his marriages were unsuccessful, particularly the first. Dzuback, a younger scholar educated at Columbia University, provides more detail than a memoir can, but likewise conveys a sense of the combative, unsettled yet stimulating environment of Chicago in the Thirties and Forties. Hutchins could not create that ...

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