OPINION: We've Got Enough on Our Plate

In 1967 students at Michigan State University eagerly watched Mideast war developments on television, loudly cheering each victory of the Israelis, who were considered to be the "home team." Now, the students are taking the war far more seriously, and the rah-rah spirit is completely missing. Similarly, opinions about the fighting dominated talk shows broadcast by radio stations WBZ and WEEI in Boston during the Six-Day War, and callers were almost unanimously pro-Israel. But Paul Benzaquin, host of the WEEI show, reports that this time callers take less extreme positions on the war. He adds: "It has happened at a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!