To The Editors of The Crimson:
What's wrong with the Declaration of Independence? Steve Luxenberg (Crimson, 2/15/74) may find philosophy "irrevelant," ideals frivolous, and the American Revolution not worth remembering except with a "gala birthday party." What's left for the rest of us? Luxenberg is opaque on this question. On the one hand, we are damned from the start; we "care about money and job security" and nothing else.
On the other hand, we could become journalists--study Marx and Durkheim, whoop it up for PL, eat at A-House and look for moral disease in professors and politicians.
A third option exists, I believe. Fine revolutionary concepts did appear in our country two hundred years ago, even in the mouths of slaveholders. The American people still profess to have these concepts as ultimate goals. We could try to persuade the people to apply them. William Gotschall '74