John Merson '66

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In May of 1965 my friends and I were organizing a teach-in about the Vietnam War. As student council president, I was trying to find a well-known speaker who would attract a good crowd. I called Professor Commager and asked if he would meet with us. He invited us to his home near campus and spent more than an hour discussing the war and our plans for the teach-in. Before we left, he agreed to speak at the teach-in where he gave a terrific talk, providing context for the war and the place of dissent in American society.