Six hundred thousand young people are attending col leges and universities in America. They are the pick of our coming generation; they are the future Of our coun try. If they are Wisely and soundly taught, America will be great and happy; if they are misguided and mistaught, no power can save us. What is the so-called higher education of these United States? You have taken it, for the most part, on faith. It is Something which has come to be; it is big and impressive, and you are impressed. Every year you pay a hundred million dollars of public funds to help maintain it, and half that amount in tuition fees for your sons and daughters. You take it for granted that this money is honestly and wisely used; that the students are getting the best, the highest education the money can buy. Suppose I were to tell you that this educational machine has been stolen? That a bandit crew have got hold Of it and have set it to work, not for your benefit, nor the benefit of your sons and daughters, but for ends very far from these? That our Six hundred thousand young people are being taught, deliberately and Of set pur pose, not wisdom but folly, not justice but greed, not free dom but slavery, not love but hate?