Universities: The Spectrum on Viet Nam

Campus Vietniks, dominating head lines with protest parades, teach-ins, draft-card burnings and fund drives for the Viet Cong, have made it appear that a majority of U.S. students share their views. Now, mainly in reaction to the protesters, overt campus activity in support of U.S. policy is growing. As a petition signed by 1,300 Harvard stu dents puts it, many students "wish to disassociate ourselves from that vocal minority which, distrusting American intentions, seeks to obstruct and mis represent American policy."

Petitions backing U.S. policy are becoming commonplace on campuses. Students at Michigan State gathered 15,897 signatures, at Minnesota 9,000,...

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