Letters, Apr. 13, 1953

Princetonian Democracy

Sir:

The March 23 article, "A Matter of Background," is incredible. Princeton and the Ivy League have a reputation for traditionalism. The preservation of decent tradition is a worthy thing, but the blind clutching at outworn and bankrupt tradition is not only unworthy, but in this instance vicious. The Daily Princetonian, in commenting on this effort to include all in the notoriously undemocratic upper-class eating clubs, has concluded that some students "did not have a social background which would fit them into the Princeton system," and inquires "Was it fair for...

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