The Public Interest

“Student power” in Berkeley

Nathan Glazer

Fall 1968

WHATEVER students may be doing to change the world—and they are clearly doing a good deal—it could turn out that, in the end, it is rather easier to change the world than the university. This, it seems, is the inference to be drawn from four years of student rebellion at the University of California at Berkeley, where the present wave of student disorders— which has had such phenomenal impact in Italy, West Germany, and France—first began.

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