Professors: Blistering by Brewster

Yale's Assistant History Professor Staughton Lynd had defied U.S. pass port regulations, traveled to an enemy capital, and there denounced the U.S.

Government as a liar and U.S. policy as "immoral, illegal and antidemocrat ic." In consequence, said President Kingman Brewster Jr., "members of the Yale community have asked about my personal opinion of Mr. Lynd's trip to Hanoi." He obliged with a blistering.

Brewster said that he could accept Lynd's trip as a "conscientious," if "misguided," effort to seek facts "in the cause of peace." As for the passport violation, that could be left to the law enforcers. Even the...

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