MORALITY AND TACTICS
To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
Miss Beth Harvey, and perhaps her fellow-SDS members, seems to be living in a perceptual and moral world of her own, to judge from her description of last week's attack on the Center for International Affairs, and upon its occupants. The invaders, she writes. who "beat up someone," carried out "an attack on the attempts of SDS to build a strong movement that fights racism and Imperialism."
These views give a grossly distorted impression. The attack, as all those of us present in the building can attest, did not simply or accidentally "beat up someone" ; it was built upon violence, its reason was violence, and it struck widely, capriciously, and cruelly. This invasion should not be dignified as a political act, nor dismissed as a tactical error, but considered a set of serious crimes against innocent people, best handled by University discipline and by the public police and courts. Miss Harvey will have to separate morality and tactics rather more clearly if she is to build the strong movement she envisions.