Education: One of the Liveliest

If students at the University of California (founded 1868) ever took it into their heads to toss rotten eggs at a commencement speaker, people in the U.S. and around the world would know what to think: it would be the final, but not unexpected, proof of U.S. cultural barbarism. At the University of Glasgow (founded 1451), students have been throwing things for generations, have made public uproar an honored tradition. A visiting Frenchman once called Glasgow's men "the greatest bunch of savages in Europe," and Glaswegians took it as a compliment. Last week,...

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