Nation: What Do We Do with Our Lives?

After the angry Moratorium last month, TIME Contributing Editor Mayo Mods wrote in disenchantment about the evident shift away from pacifism among antiwar dissenters toward a "fresh new hate." He received a rejoinder from Linda Eldredge, 19, a student at California's Monterey Peninsula College. Many will disagree with her and consider some of her points exaggerated and unfair, but her letter well conveys the passion and anguish of the youthful protesters in America and helps explain their actions:

IT was not the march of five years ago, it was frightening. Is it because things have changed since the days of the first...

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