Ed Driscoll

"Prairie Fire"--Or: '68 Degrees Of Separation

From the department of “Be Careful What You Wish For”, in my recent “Bonnie & Nixon” video, I incorporated a little of the audio from Bobby Kennedy’s March 1968 speech at the University of Kansas, in which he quoted early 20th century progressive William Allen White’s call for violence and upheaval by way of higher education:

“I am also glad to come to the home state of another great Kansan, who wrote, ‘If our colleges and universities do not breed men who riot, who rebel, who attack life with all their youthful vision and vigor then there is something wrong with our colleges. The more riots that come on college campuses, the better the world for tomorrow.'”

As to bring things full circle (and then some), note who’s namechecked on the dedication page of a book authored by a noted ’60s rioter and rebel turned academician much in the news recently.