The Book of Journeyman: Essays from the New Freeman by Albert Nock

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As I watched the processions, however, I saw the need for a new sort of academic regalia to set off the go-getting type of college executive. The occasion had brought in several of these as visitors from other institutions, and they looked queer in the regulation gown and hood— they looked just like go-getters. The most exacting garb a man can wear is evening dress; if he looks like a gentleman in evening dress, you may pretty well wager he is one. Next to evening dress comes the academic gown and hood.

As I watched the processions, however, I saw the need for a new sort of academic regalia to set off the go-getting type of college executive. The occasion had brought in several of these as visitors from other institutions, and they looked queer in the regulation gown and hood— they looked just like go-getters. The most exacting garb a man can wear is evening dress; if he looks like a gentleman in evening dress, you may pretty well wager he is one. Next to evening dress comes the academic gown and hood.

How about a little equality? God of Our Dollars Goethe remarked sagely that man never knows how anthropomorphic he is. An advertisement lately put out by a booster magazine seems to show that the University of Chicago's idea of God is reverting to a primitive Hebraism. The advertisement reports a dialogue between the dean of the divinity school and a representative of the magazine: Could a man make more money if now and then he prayed about his business? I think so, if he is honest and serious.

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