Conflict of Generations, The: The Character and Significance of Student Movements

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"In this carefully researched, highly readable, and provocative study of the history and meaning of student dissidence from the earliest centuries to the present, the eminent scholar Lewis Feuer offers an indispensable key for understanding what brings about student rebellions and how best to cope with them."

"He finds that students, given a choice of political means, usually 'choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence and humiliation directed against the older generation.' This irrational element of student politics, according to the author, explains why student rebellions often sow the seeds of their destruction and betray their professed ideals....As soon as this pattern is fully understood, Professor Feuer believes, a higher idealism will emerge from student uprisings." - BOOK JACKET