Education: Spirit of '73

It has become a truism that each new class of college freshmen is more radical, more tuned in, turned on and dropped out than the last. How about the class of 1973? Last week TIME correspondents sought the answer in random interviews with 130 freshmen on 14 representative campuses.* If their views accurately reflect the general freshman mood this fall, the truism holds firm for '73.

One out of every three freshmen said that he believes the U.S. needs some sort of revolution, and one out of five described himself as either a radical or a revolutionary. More than half believe that...

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