Students: Sniffing the Devil's Presence

Despite the spectacular displays of student rebellion at U.S. campuses this year, the annual convention of Students for a Democratic Society last week assessed its present situation with far more gloom than triumph. "We sniff the air," said one S.D.S. officer, Carl Oglesby, "and there is a trace of the devil's presence that wasn't there last year." Many of the 900 vociferous delegates at Michigan State University seemed to be convinced that the U.S. is in a "prerevolutionary" stage in which the forces of conservatism will use violence to stamp out change....

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