This bonus issue of the Center’s weekly, The Great Ideas Online (No. 1050), discussed this lecture presented a the Industrial Indemnity Company in April 1957, the third in a series of lectures entlitled Major Issues of Our Time.
"Compulsory adult education is a contradiction in terms, since anyone who is an adult should be responsible for his own continuing education and should engage in it voluntarily. Nevertheless, our society as a whole must do everything it can to provide the conditions favorable to adult learning, and to foster the occasions or circumstances that facilitate it; and it must do this not only through the agencies of government and by the use of public funds, but also by the cooperation of business corporations, labor unions, churches, universities, and by the use of private funds made available for this purpose by charitable trusts."
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