Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy and Action on the American Campus.
The Persian Gulf war was a lesson in the power of information. Not only did it teach the importance of alternatives to mainstream news media, but it also, Loeb writes, "accelerated a media climate of hostility toward dissenters. ... As students have begun to question, they've also challenged deeply rooted institutions of power.... Their opponents have denied their right to speak out about the world they will inherit and sought to drive them back to passive silence."
Still, Loeb is optimistic. "I believe these attacks will ultimately fail," he writes. "The crises in American life are too grave, the shifts in the student population too profound, the growing commitments of a significant minority too strong."
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|Date:||Oct 1, 1994|
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