Letters, Jun. 14, 1971

Graduates and Jobs

Sir: Your graduate [May 24] has the bewildered look typical of the class of '71. He thinks he can't find a job because the big bad Establishment won't let him. The truth is, he has nothing to offer. He has occupied space—educated he is not!

He has busied himself with "relevant" courses like group interaction, and meaningful activities such as sit-ins. He cannot write a correct English sentence, has no idea how capitalism really works, but having bought the myth fostered by the media that his is the "best-educated generation" this country has produced, he expects a good job from...

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