Summer 1966 • Vol. XXVIII No. 3 Book ReviewsJune 1, 1966 |

Unhappy Dozen

The Uncommitted: Alienated Youth in American Society by Kenneth Keniston. Harcourt, Brace and World, $8.50. Here is a highly original study of a phenomenon visible to any experienced college teacher: the puzzling disaffection of some of his most talented pupils. Especially at our very best institutions, these young people, easily capable of mastering the college curriculum, apparently well-launched on the educational high road to lucrative careers in the professions or the corporations, instead involve themselves bizarrely, almost suicidally in drug experiments, beatnik styles of life, extremist political activity. even crusades in favor of four-letter words. If one is a generation older, it is not always simple to grasp why these children of good fortune discover satisfaction neither in selfish careerism nor in the traditional utopian goals of radical politics; why their experiments in the exploration of the self yield them so little gratification; why indeed neither the world of i

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