"The study of government requires an understanding of the basic philosophical conflicts underlying the evolution of government in the Western world," Charies R. Cherington '35, associate professor of Government, said yesterday. He replied to criticism levied at Government 1 in a recent report issued by the New York University School of Law concerning political study in the nation's colleges.
Entitled "Preparing College Men and Women for Politics," the report claimed that Gov. 1 was far removed from the actualities of government and politics the United States and touched only lightly on the nation's government. According to the study, most faculty members in political science departments have light or no practical experience and that many courses are taught by "unsupervised a apprentices."
In reply to these charges, Cherington said one quarter of Gov. 1 deals said U.S. government and that the second term's readings and lectures deal direct second with actualities of government. He also pointed out that at least one half of the permanent staff in the Government Department have had experience in public service and that many maintain continuing contacts in active affairs.