Man Of The Year: YOUTH QUESTIONS THE WAR

An impressive testament to the young American's skeptical sagacity was a letter to President Johnson sent last week by student leaders at 100 American colleges and universities. Polite in tone, but perturbed —and perturbing—in content, it questioned the conduct, rationale and very aims of the war in Viet Nam. Excerpts:

SIGNIFICANT and growing numbers of our contemporaries are deeply troubled about the posture of their Government in Viet Nam. A great many of those faced with the prospect of military duty find it hard to square performance of that duty with concepts of personal...

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