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The comradeship of the young both sustains them in their own image of themselves and gives them the emotional sustenance they need for the independence of their lives. They live apart from us. they hold themselves back, and from the untouchable center of their personal lives they look distantly at our existence and our knowledge as items possessed by beings on a different planet. They are not what they seem to the professor who merely looks at the faces before him. He cannot be certain even of their attention, since they have learned howto occupy a classroom and look attentive while they take their minds elsewhere. He cannot be sure of their respect. since they have learned how to be quiet and howto act respectfully. The silence of the present generation has been many ways deceptive, and it is false to assume that the silence has meant either consent or lack of creative and critical thought.
The students must be asked to determine for themselves which books are great, which ideas are viable, which values are compelling. To do otherwise is to use the familiar brand name approachas a formofintellectual propaganda. It is to take the young through an educational tour of the museumsofliterature. to inspire a dutiful pious attitude to authors other than anattitude of expectancy and involvement.