Universities: The Right to Fulfillment

When he first proposed a tuition charge for students at the University of California, Governor Ronald Reagan quipped last week, "I could not have branded myself as any more anti-intellectual than if I had said, 'Me Tarzan. You Jane.' " At Kansas State University, where he was this year's Alfred M. Landon lecturer, Reagan (B.A. Eureka College, 1932) went on to spell out—in greater detail than ever before—his views on the purposes and problems of higher education.

One such problem is academic freedom. Reagan insisted that in this area all those with...

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