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7 > Image 7 of Kentucky alumnus, vol. 02, no. 40, 1969

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I ` Z. ll ll `I . c I I. . I . I ` . A l b R I . Facu ty Mem er s esponse to Focus 69 s Focus 69 was a real catastrophe staff at that time. No, it is not a I think those of ns oider than the I,. one sense. That is, there were so question of who the speakers were present college generation are likely A { . people who came to hear what or what the speakers had to say to be somewhat envious of the eoni_ I I said so meaningfully by our that resulted in such abysmal at- mitment that many young people g _ gsts, The topic. "Focus on Social tendance. have toward othei-sy a ooininitinent I 0mlity, provided an opportunity In no way can such attendance that is relatively selfless, a Cornrnit- I ' I y national speakers. clearly COD- fw attributed to lliatlquafe pLlb~ ment not especially related to their fs - . med with social morality, to pro- lfCfi} or the incompetence of those careers. In that sense, preparing for It I I lyte_ to challenge and to further who directed the program. They acareer seems somewhat unrealistic i I I ' tivate Olll' Students. IIOWCVCT. tlftl ill] 3(lIHlIt1l)le job. What really or unimportant to many young I ...- attendance was abysmally low. accounts for the lack of interest people. That is, from my point of I `. finds more students every shown by our students in a forum xiew, an undesirable consequence 1 I i-iday waiting in line to cash on social morality is much deeper of their deep commitment. The - I I ecks in the Student Center than than that. There is underway desirable consequences, however, I found at Focus ,69. The reasons among all young Americans, and far outweigh, in my opinion, the I wrt il this are, I think, unrelated especially young Americans on the undesirable ones. We should keep l neither to the speakers who came or college campuses, a fundamental a very close look at what is going . - to the messages they had for us. transfomiation in their attitudes to- to be happening with young people I I Each was a very distinguished ward. and their behavior regarding. in college communities. \Ve should I I I Q national figure. William Kunstler is questions of social morality. Very not allow the very small minority of I , the most prominent. the most able simply. they do not want to fall into students who are oriented toward I , l and the most fearless constitutional the trap of talking more and doing violence in expressing their com- I I lawyer in this country today. He less. Debating questions of social mitment to overshadow the much, I ; a as the first in the series with morality was simply not as meaning- much larger group of students, still _ ` l `h8fl considered to be a brilliance ful an experience as acting on ques- not a part of the idle majority, who M. seldom. if ever. has hit this tions related to social morality. I will find other ways to express I mpns. The others are promi- have no doubt that any event in- themselves. Theyre going to com- nent in their own right as well. volving significant social action on municate just as Focus 69 wanted I argc HW lnhn Seigenthaler. for example_ a moral issue would generate ten them to communicate. but that com- I I