The January number of the Atlantic might bear as subtitle "Harvard Number." The contributions include a paper on Hegelby Professor Royce: "Individualism in Education," by Professor Shaler; "Boulangism and the Republic," by Professor Coha; the opening chapters of "Noto: An Unexplored Conner of Japan," by Percival Lowell, H. U., 1876, while, by going still futher into details, one nuds "The Lesson of the Pennsylvania Election." by Henry Charles Lea, L. L. D., H. . U. 1890.
Professor Royce's paper treats Hegel as a philosopher of the paradexical, and contains much that is familiar to those who had the opportunity to hear the lecture on Hegel in Sanders Theatre a few weeks ago. A second paper will deal with another philosopher of the paradoxical, Schopenhauer.
Professor Shaler's paper is virtually an expostion of the plan of education which Harvard is gradually imposing on the country-one that has for its object the needs of each individual student instead of the rigid imposing of an iron clad system.
Professor Cohn's article is a review of Boulangism; the results the movement might have had and of those which it did have. It is written from the standpoint of an earnest supporter of the Republic.
Mr. Lea, though an earnest Republican, is clearly no friend of Matt Quay and his clique. He describes the demoralized condition of boss-ridden Pennsylvania politics and prophecies that the Republican party will eventually find itself stronger for its recent reverses.
Other articles are Cleveland Abbe's "New University Course," advocating the study of terrestrial physics; Charles Worcester Clark's "Compulsory Arbitration," and papers by Harriet Waters Preston and Sophia Kirk, etc.
Strange to say, there is not a single story in the whole number apart from the regular sevials. The Contributors' club and the Book department are considerably enlarged.