The Supply of Manuals : an Alternative to the Hazard of the University

The statistics do not explain all the social facts, but they help to illuminate the situation if one takes the trouble to examine them : one will not fail to be surprised, for example, by the parallel between the 70 % failure rate of first year students and the 80 % of documentary expenditure which is, practically, concerned only with research and post-graduate studies ! Equally, one might question the reason why document supplies are inversely proportional to public demand. But in fact, do students know that they are supposed to read ? Do they use libraries properly ? Perhaps the time has come for them to learn how to learn...