On Student Unrest

Generational conflict, generational struggle, has been a recurrent theme throughout history. Unlike class struggle, however, it has rarely been understood or ever studied. Labor movements have a somewhat defined and intelligible history. Student movements, however, have a somewhat vague and transient character. The student status, unlike that of the workman, is temporary, a few short […]

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Student Power or the Right of Dissent?

Since the student demonstration against the Board of Trustees’ decision barring Dick Gregory from the Calvin College campus took place (cf. Beacon Lights, January, 1968), the Board has defended its decision by giving the rationale behind it.* It said, “We do not question your (students’) right to discuss varying points of view on the important […]

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