Protests: And Now the Nouvelle Gauche

Unhappiness can be not having a draft card to burn. Or being clean shaven with a bearded conscience. Staughton Lynd, 36, is draft-exempt and beardless, vows to "defend all the bearded ways of protesting Viet Nam" — even to advancing, in support of pro-Viet Cong sentiment, as hairy a non sequitur as: "After all, many Englishmen sympathized with the Americans during the Revolution." He is, after all, an assistant professor of history at Yale.

Lynd has found fame as a spokesman for the chaotic, campus-centered welter of organizations that styles itself America's "New...

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