Education: How to Disintegrate

In its respect for the intellectual, France yields to no nation, but its treatment of its universities is something else again. Last week the French were pondering the implications of a wave of protest marches and demonstrations that swept through every university town. There was no violence, but, warned Chemistry Professor Charles Prevost in Paris: "This is our last peaceful demonstration. The next time we will go on strike." Among the universities' major complaints:

¶ For the last ten years the government has promised the Sorbonne that it could some day have the huge (2.700,000 sq. ft.) Halle aux Vins for a...

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