February 21, 1936, Page 4
Bulletin of UAR
In Nazi Regime
Editorial Claims German Curri-
culum Includes Revenge,
Hatred and Militarism
German Fascism dominate the third issue of the Record, official
bulletin of the Union Against Reaction, issued on Tuesday.
An editorial on
"Nazism and Education" describes the reorganizing of the German
curriculum on the basis of "militarism, hatred and revenge," and the
attempts of German educators to distort learning until it "proves" Nazi
ideology. As a result, continues the article, history is valued only as
an "instrument of political indoctrination" and therefore objectivity
is rejected as one of the numerous fallacies of liberalism. Biology is
the "science of race" research in chemistry and physics is devoted to
military fields, psychology is termed unmanly, and study in mathematics
and the foreign languages is discouraged as a '"waste of time."
continuation of the fight against fascism and for academic freedom, the
editorial concluded, "it becomes quite clear that enlightenment and
fascism are entirely incompatible."
The extend to which
the various sciences have felt the lash of Nazi philosophy is covered
by S Bradford Stone in "Science under Histlerism." Mr. Stone discusses
the effect of Germany's political doctrines, the intellectual climate
of the German scientific world, and the training of the new generation.
distortions of academic study and research are already taking their
toll of Germany's intellectual preeminence, the article points out,
since the Nazis look with disfavor on the theory of relativity and
abuse a mythical "Jewish approach to mathematical physics." A new cult
of Natural Healing which renounces the "overestimated discoveries of
old science'" can only cause the world to fed contempt for a
once-famous German scholarship, declares Mr. Stone.
also includes a short review of David Ewen's article on German music
under fascism, which was printed in the American Spectator.
A page of
quotations gathered from various publications and speeches complete
this issue. It contains the declaration of the Chief of Police of
Atlanta,.Georgia that "any book with 'liberty' on the front of it is
bound to be radical."
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