Date of Original Version
Academe, vol. 69, no.3 (May-June 1983): 81.
Abstract or Table of Contents
In the summer before I entered college, Alexander Solzhenitsyn in his commencement address at Harvard accused American culture of obsessive materialism and a total lack of spirituality. Four years later I graduated from Columbia with the certain knowledge that universities and students are more obsessively materialistic and antispiritual than ever.