Nation: YOUTH: THE JEREMIADS OF JUNE

UNDER the late spring sun, a patina of calm overlays the American campus. Nearly all the rhetoric is coming from duly invited commencement speakers rather than protest leaders. The marching feet belong not to demonstrators but to the 925,000 youths receiving college and graduate degrees this month. Some of the most violent students have been expelled, suspended, imprisoned or pacified. Here and there last week, a few recalcitrants cried defiance, but with little tangible effect. It looks like peace. In reality, the prevailing condition is a most fragile truce.

By every index, students'...

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