Australian Left Review

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Books: 1. Summerhill / Risinghill: Death of a Comprehensive School


Grant McGregor


TO ANYONE even vaguely interested in education, the appearance of A. S. Neill’s Summerhill must seem long overdue. The original Gollancz hard-back edition (1962) contained a foreword by Erich Fromm which is omitted here, but it was important more as a comment on Neill the man than as a prelude to the ideas which motivate him.