Education: Forth--Without Cheer

Forth-Without Cheer

On the theory that college campuses are cloistered founts of academic learning, commencement speakers each June have traditionally considered it their duty—or at least part of it—to describe the world outside for their youthful audiences. But if the world outside was anything like the one described at commencements across the U.S. last week, 1960s graduate would do well to forget that $600-a-month job offer and bury himself as far back in the library stacks as he can squirm. The mood was one of gloom, doom, and disdain for the U.S. and the road it is traveling: ¶ Princeton University President...

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