Five German universities are closing down. They include, according to report, the internationally famous colleges at Halle, Marburg, Frankfort-am-Main. They have surrendered to poverty.
The central tragedy of the university situation in Germany is in the middle-class home. From the German bourgeois family were recruited the upholders of the liberal tradition. Today the middle-class son finds it difficult, almost impossible, to finance a university course.
The sons of speculators, industrialists and big baronial landowners fill the college halls.
The democratic element is not totally eliminated only because...