Education: Class of '68 Revisited: A Cooler Anger

Three years ago, student protests reached new heights from the Sorbonne to Columbia University. To examine the ideas and feelings of vocal U.S. collegians, a TIME cover story profiled seven 1968 graduates who were particularly articulate about their discontent with U.S. life. Their common characteristics, the story reported, were idealism and "cynicism about society's willingness to embrace their ideals." Since that report (June 7, 1968), the U.S. has undergone profound changes in attitudes toward the war, youthful protest and culture. What have those years done...

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