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Date:    12/16/94 10:40 AM
 
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 Gloria Monti writes:
"I was thinking about this just the other day, wile reading a piece
on the anniversary of the Berkeley uprising.  How can one still believe
the dictum, once they *are* over thirty?"
 
James Simon Kunen (and whatever happened to *him*?) wrote in THE STRAWBERRY
STATEMENT, an often humorous account of the Columbia uprising, "I believe
in the statment, 'Don't trust anyone over thirty, but think they should
remove the zero."
 
As to suicides of the great theorists, I suspect the motives are wide-ranging.
Some may be out of despair, others out of a deliberate refusal to accept
whatever physical or other inevitabilities face them.  Walter Benjamin took
his life when faced with the prospect of capture by the Nazis.  I have nbo
idea what motivated Metz, DeBord or others, but have to regard their actions
with a mixture of sadness and respect.
 
--Don Larsson, Mankato State U., MN