In Response to: A Declaration for Today

The Declaration without a capital D (“A Declaration for Today,” On the Campus, Oct. 5) strikes me as rude and immature. Is this how the Left signals us that we need not revere that old thing? I have to suspect that PAW wants to wean me away from any special regard I may still have for the founding documents.

And this in the same issue where we learned that the University makes the incoming freshmen join the Cultural Revolution for five days. Apparently the admissions office was not able to make them uniform enough, so they must be sent off for further finishing. I wish Princeton would slow down on the social engineering. I feel that the University of Chicago, in its recent declaration of independence from political correctness, staked out a stratum superior to Princeton. I hate thinking this.

Bruce Deitrick Price ’63
Virginia Beach, Va.