Diana Trilling on the 1968 Columbia University Protests

Perhaps this was the act of courage he was facing all his life, and Diana replied: “Perhaps the act of courage he was facing all his life was to stay alive.”

—LIONEL TRILLING, JOURNAL ENTRY, 1961 (RE: HEMINGWAY’ S SUICIDE)

This week, our featured book is The Untold Journey: The Life of Diana Trilling, by Natalie Robin. In light of the student protests and walk-outs scheduled for March 14 and 24, today’s excerpt is about Columbia University 1968 protests. Today, Columbia University will be hosting a conversation with participants of the protests at the Faculty House from 6-9 PM. Register here to attend.

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