Education: We Accept . . .

One morning last week, at Prague's Charles University, the statue of the great 15th Century Rector Jan Hus was found throttled by a cloth gag. The gag was a serious gesture. Charles University was 600 years old, and to those who knew its history and traditions, the birthday celebrations staged by Czechoslovakia's new Communist rulers seemed a desecration.

Only about 600 guests showed up for the ceremonies at Vladislavsky Hall. One of the 400 empty seats had been assigned to U.S. Ambassador Laurence A. Steinhardt. Also absent were delegates from Harvard, Yale, Princeton,...

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