Empty Ceremony

Stephen Brockmann
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.
doi:10.1184/r1/6490289.v1 fatcat:wzdqbg7gxfc2tb2hbizab4jsv4