May 22, 2001
The late Edith Efron knew
The late Edith Efron knew that pure idealism in an imperfect world leads to cultism. People who look for simple answers to complex problems can become, in her words, "robots." But Efron has some solutions: "The prescribed regimen is six months of steady reading of specialized journals and books in a half-dozen fields;" and "he must look for fellow travelers."