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The Free Speech MovementReflections on Berkeley in the 1960s$
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Robert Cohen

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520222212

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520222212.001.0001

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The FSM and the Vision of a New Left

The FSM and the Vision of a New Left

(p.215) The FSM and the Vision of a New Left
The Free Speech Movement

Jeff Lustig

University of California Press

This chapter describes this chapter's author's experiences in participating in the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California, Berkeley, and his opinion concerning the role of the FSM in the New Left. It argues that the reason the FSM and other early sixties' movements eluded the usual categories is that they were crucibles of a new kind of radicalism, seedbeds of a new Left. It highlights the achievement of the FSM in running the writ of the First Amendment to the Berkeley campus and changing the identity of American college students in the process.

Keywords:   FSM, University of California, Berkeley, New Left, radicalism, First Amendment, American college students

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