Defending Your Boss, Casually


Almost 1500 students crammed into the Science Center Tuesday to hear Andrew Young defend the Carter administration and U.S. foreign policy, on closed circuit television if not in person.

Responding to questions, Young forecasted the passage of the Canal treaty, peace in the Middle East, and a continuing role for U.S. business in South Africa.

Young's stylishly off-hand manner and occasional irreverance brought frequent applause from students, but he said little new about U.S. foreign policy.

Calling for students to demand that the University divest its shares in South African holdings, he said nevertheless that in dealing with corporations his own posture must be more conservative and "realistic."

As a civil rights activist in the '60s, Young criticized former presidential administrations. Now, as a part of one, he said effective solutions to social problems are hard to find.