Politics: The Year of the Cop-Out

The year of the student political worker will have to be remembered as the year of the student copout: though some young people are effectively involved as the election campaigns come down to the now-or-next-time stage, those performing in the fall are a small fraction of the many who made promises in the spring.

Almost all the evidence on the political attitudes of students denies the notion that they are more radical or more active than the rest of the population. In fact, they vote in even smaller percentages than the sometimes apathetic...

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