IN BRADFORD UNIVERSITY, England, a student named Michael Baker recently founded an Apathy Club. It was intended as a refuge for those who were fed up with the earnest turmoil of the Student Union, with pickets and parades and demonstrations, with undergraduate political activity in general.
The club failed. “Unfortunately,” Mr. Baker explained, “nobody bothered to join.”
Here, alas, is a classic example of one human dilemma. Apply it to every so-called crisis from Defense to De Gaulle, from the Red Ensign to the Red Menace, from Munsinger to the Middle East, and the result is the same. The uninterested, disinterested, anti-enthusiastic majority always loses the ball to the feverish few.
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