THE NATION: The Distant Hope

To a generation born in depression, weaned on world war, and greeted, at 18, with a conscription number, President Henry M. Wriston of Brown University offered some stern guidance.

"Abandon the most fatuous and debilitating slogan that ever misled a generation," he told Brown undergraduates last week at the opening of a new college year. "Give up security as an ideal. Anyone who promises security is misbranding his political, social and economic goods ... If you insist on being cheated, buy gold bricks or perpetual-motion machines.

"It is now clear that if you live at all, you will live dangerously—not only...

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