Students: A Chorus of Whimpers

Since the 1964 Free Speech riots at Berkeley, student protests have upset life at dozens of campuses across the nation. Yet one eminent educator firmly believes that the California protest signified not so much a wave of the future as the beginning of an end. He should know; he is Clark Kerr, former president of the University of California.

Speaking to a conference on student political movements in Puerto Rico last week, Kerr argued that campus revolts have their own limitations and, even when successful, carry "the seeds of their own destruction." To have any effect, a revolt needs an...

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