Excellence: Can We Be Equal and Excellent Too?
Challenges readers to change the way they think about different professions, and urges Americans to take pride in the work that they do and strive for excellence in their professions regardless of whether they are plumbers or doctors.
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ONE The Decline of Hereditary Privilege
TWO Individual Achievement versus Equality
THREE The ThreeWay Contest
FOUR Civil Rights
SEVEN The Identification of Talent
EIGHT Facts and Fancies about Talent
ELEVEN College and the Alternatives
TWELVE The Democratic Dilemma
FOURTEEN Lifelong Learning and Growth
SEVENTEEN The A ims of a Free People 15 3
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