The University and Revolution

The University and Revolution

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Edited by Gary R Weaver and James H Weaver

From Columbia University to San Francisco State College, from Berkeley to Paris, universities have added a new extracurricular activity-student revolt!

In this book, spokesmen for the Right and the Left, for the black revolution and the student revolution - including Eldridge Cleaver, Robert Theobald, Mark Rudd, Ewart Brown, and many others analyze the mood of student demands in tones of quiet reason, fervid encouragement, or harsh condemnation.

Eldridge Cleaver, in one of his last public statements before he fled the United States (published here for the first time), passionately urges, "All of you people who are in college, who are trying to decide which way to go, better make up your minds quick be cause they have pigs who will blow your minds for you, and I mean with a gun."

In contrast, Russell Kirk, in his article, deplores just the sort of reaction that Cleaver encourages. He condemns student activists for using the university as a "center for the display of adolescent temper" or a "fulcrum for turning society upside down."

The ten other articles - nine never before published - which complete this exciting collection provide a provocative cross section of opinion on today's increasingly polarized university society.