Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Strawberry Statement, again

I finished J. S. Kunen's book The Strawberry Statement, my birthday present from Tom. It was as delightful as I remembered. It is good to remember that everyone back then was not morbidly serious about everything.

Kunen wrote a preface to the 1995 reprint. In it, he said that while the movement accomplished much less than many of us had hoped for, it had at least slowed America down from getting into any more such wars as Vietnam. How I wish that was still true.

(I have been sorely neglecting this blog. Maybe it will get easier in the Fall semester. It's been worth it, though; the practicum has been a blast!)