Interview with Kenneth Clark
QUESTION 18
SAM POLLARD:

But for some others on the board wasn't it a way to show that, who was in control and who had power?

KENNETH CLARK:

Oh, sure. In a way they might have had something positive on their side that you could--

SAM POLLARD:

I mean, if you could say--

KENNETH CLARK:

The students, the board members who felt that no concessions whatsoever should be made to the students and the few board members who felt that we shouldn't even engage in communication with them or that the members of the board should not take the initiative in communicating with the students they believe that authority had to be demonstrated, and that one could not submit to the irrationalities of the students without regard to the consequences. Now I, that's to saying, too harshly. I'm sure that even the more hard line members of the board would not want to see any blood, but they certainly wouldn't mind seeing some of the students being arrested.