Nation: Interpreting the Young

Excerpts from the memorandum by Dr. Alexander Heard and Dr. James Cheek to the President:

WE do not believe that our national government really understands that a national crisis confronts us. The young may be trying to tell us things we ought to hear.

The President uses words that mean one thing to him but something different to many students. For example, he has emphasized that he and students both want "peace." By "peace" students mean an end to the killing immediately. To them the President seems to mean not that, but "a just peace" and "self-determination for South Viet Nam," which...

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