The organization of another political club at Harvard is a sign of the growing interest which the college feels in the outside work. The university is no longer becoming a cloister where the pleasures and duties of the outside world are left behind when the young student takes upon himself the vows of learning. Learning to be worth much should be tempered with experience, and experience comes only through the outside world. The experience which is to make Harvard men good citizens is that which the members of the political clubs seek to attain. An active interest in the affairs of state, an appreciation of what is good and a judicious criticism of what is not good is the training which fits a man to be of great service to his nation. The more that a discussion of politics and government can be introduced into Harvard life, the greater will be the general education of the men who go out from the college into the world. The object of all political discussion should be to arrive at the truth and the best method of administration. It is with pleasure then that we welcome one more political organization into college life, for it means that more thought will be given to one of the greatest of man's duties, the duty of citizenship. The new Harvard Democratic Club has this chance to make its influence sound and beneficial.
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