[University students] hated the hypocrisy of adult society, the rigidity of its political institutions, the impersonality of its bureaucracies. They sought to create a society that places human values before materialistic ones, that has a little less head and a little more heart, that is dominated by self-interest and loves its neighbor more. And they were persuaded that group protest of a militant nature would advance those goals.
Muriel Beadle (b. 1915), U.S. author and community organizer. Where Has All the Ivy Gone? Ch. 26 (1972).
Beadle was the wife of George Beadle, who served as President of the University of Chicago, 1960-1968, during part of the time that the university was besieged by a series of student anti-Vietnam War protests and social reform demands. Here she was speaking sympathetically of the students' goals (though she was critical of their actions).