Party Spirit

It is obvious that organized party spirit in one of the greatest dangers of our time. In the form of nationalism it leads to wards between nation, and in the other forms it leads to civil war. It should be the business of teachers to stand outside the strife of parties and endeavor to install into the young the habit of impartial inquiry, leading them to judge issues on their merits and to be on their guard against accepting expert statement of their face value. The teacher should not be expected to flatter the prejudices either of the mob or of officials. His professional virtue consist in readiness to do justice to all side, and an endeavor to rise above controversy into a region of dispassionate scientific investigation. It there are people to whom the results of his investigation are inconvenient, unless it can be shown that he has lent himself to dishonest propaganda by dissemination of demonstrable untruths. 

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