Summer 1945 • Vol. VII No. 3 Book Reviews |

Brief Comment: Mission of the University

Mission Of The University by José Ortega y Gasset. Translation and introduction by Howard Lee Nostrand. Princeton University Press. $2.00 This is a book I am hardly prepared to review on short notice, if at all. Whoever is most sane and most mature among American educators is the fit reviewer, and it is he who would be most insistent on due allowance of time for assimilating it, and on having plenty of space for the adequate comment. This is a small interim notice recording for the serious reader the appearance of what looks to me like a Great Book. I cannot believe we have in America many philosopher-historians who are of Ortega’s stature. Though our scholars might know as much, they would not be used to bringing their knowledge into instant focus to bear upon the crisis. They might have command of language, and still their untechnical and unmannered compositions would scarcely have the weight of prophecy. Ortega is one of those Europeans from whom we yet have to learn. We

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