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The Unsilent Generation


reviewed by Morris Berger 1959

coverTitle: The Unsilent Generation
Author(s): Otto Butz
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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It is difficult to understand why The Unsilent Generation has aroused so much excitement. This anonymous symposium of eleven Princeton seniors has received far more credit and recognition than it deserves. The views these young men express on happiness, success, security, God, education, marriage, and their own generation are often shocking, seldom encouraging, and never important. For some reason, many readers and critics have assumed that the boys who wrote The Unsilent Generation represent the voice of today's youth and tomorrow's leaders; only the wildest sort of extrapolation allows for such statistical banditry. Eleven Princeton seniors are eleven Princeton seniors. They cannot be considered prototypes of American youth, the college senior, or even the Princeton undergraduate. It's true that these students are quite articulate and outspoken in their beliefs. One contributor confesses: My parents have always told me I was too egotistical. So have the girls I've known. I agree. I am egotistical.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 4, 1959, p. 231-231
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4375, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 10:32:09 AM

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