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Academic Boycott

The following cable was sent to Frank MacShane of the School of the Arts at Columbia University and to John Coleman of New York University.

AS PROTEST AGAINST RENEWED AIR ATTACK ON NORTH VIETNAM I AM RESIGNING POSITION ON YOUR STAFF YOUR UPCOMING SEMESTER STOP IMPOSSIBLE TO TALK SERENELY ABOUT LITERATURE WHILE AMERICAN IMPERIALISTS MURDER WOMEN AND CHILDREN STOP ALL FOREIGN WRITERS ESPECIALLY LATIN AMERICANS SHOULD JOIN IN ACADEMIC BOYCOTT OF A NATION WHOSE BARBAROUS GOVERNMENT KNOWS NO RULE BUT AGGRESSION STOP SALUDOS PERSONALES AFECTUOSOS

Carlos Fuentes

Mexico City

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