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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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Mario Savio and the Politics of Authenticity

Mario Savio and the Politics of Authenticity

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(p.532) (p.533) Mario Savio and the Politics of Authenticity
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The Free Speech Movement
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Doug Rossinow

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0028

This chapter examines the politics of authenticity of Mario Savio. It evaluates whether his authenticity both had a public and a private quality and investigates the source and character of Savio's charisma, which seems largely to have been a public phenomenon. It describes the reputation and people's impression of Savio during the 1960s and clarifies his role in the Free Speech Movement (FSM).

Keywords:   Mario Savio, politics of authenticity, charisma, public phenomenon, FSM

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