The Liberal Club has announced a list of fall lectures. It has obtained men both of local interest and international fame. This seems to point to a policy of investigation, a constructive liberalism rather than a destructive radicalism. They are equipping themselves with facts rather than with fancies. Similar organizations have failed in the past because they have pursued their purpose with no better tools than a facile pen and a glib tongue.
A Liberal Club at Harvard fulfills a definite need. It should create an interest in free thinking and in affairs of the country. There are many who have the desire but not the means for political education. It becomes obvious, especially after political elections, that the democratic form of government stands or falls by the amount and quality of that education. A Liberal Club can accomplish little by brave gestures of communism or undergraduate tracts on political situations, but it can do much to further a knowledge of contemporary problems.