Education: Play the Reality

In Latin American countries, college students start political revolutions. In continental Europe they riot politically, go to jail. In England they debate intelligently at the Oxford Union, stand for Parliament, take government seriously. In the U. S., many a college student does not even bother to vote.

Several U. S. colleges including Ohio's Oberlin held miniature national political conventions last spring. Last week Oberlin's President Ernest Hatch Wilkins called on his students to follow through. "You were playing a game then," he said. "For the rest of your lives play the reality."...

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