Education: Inciting to Violence

The uproar started just a year ago.

Once again, the U.S. seemed to be escalating the war in Viet Nam—this time with an armored foray into Laos —and once again U.S. university campuses were up in arms. Stanford saw a fire-bombing and many smashed windows. Radical students decided to protest further by seizing the university's $5 million Computation Center. Angry students mobilized in White Plaza and found the center's doors all locked.

While the students milled about, a professor named H. Bruce Franklin harangued them on their duties: "So now what we're asking is for people to make that tiny little gesture to...

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