[Marxism] Why David Horowitz is Revolting #2
brian_shannon at verizon.net
Wed Mar 8 09:10:56 MST 2006
From Michael Rossman to me — explanation is below.
Ah, thank you so ... carry me back ... Actually, from when I got out
of jail in fall '67 through mid-'70, I spent about half of my time on
the road, as a campus traveler in the national infrastructure of the
student-initiated higher education reform movement ... visited 70+
campuses, did workshops and longer engagements on 45 or so, largely
in cooperative circumstances with others so engaged. Having a kid
pulled me back into town, but I didn't really stop traveling this way
Thanks again. Take care,
> Michael Rossman was one of the most important actors in the 1964
> Berkeley Free Speech Movement. He was the organizer and main author
> of the massive Rossman Report which documented the history of the
> administration of U.C. Berkeley (including references to other
> campuses) in smothering freedom of speech on the campus and acting
> as the servant of agribusiness and other business interests in
> California. Michael once commented that it was unread but
> effective. It was in fact our security blanket. We had the goods on
> them—sort of a potential WMD reference manual for our side.
> Rossman's greatest interest was in campus reform in general. I am
> sure that according to David Horowitz he succeeded only too well.
> My own view is that the antiwar, civil rights, women's and gay
> movements, all of which were organized on a nonexclusive basis,
> were the strongest influences in opening up a free exchange of
> ideas, in particular ending the exclusion of communists and others
> from the debate.
> His message above is in response to sending him a pdf file of a New
> Jersey campus newspaper that had a story on his campus talk.
> My message to Rossman
> Check out page 6. And here I thought that you never left Berkeley.
> I came across this when googling for Choice 68, a nationwide mock
> election sponsored by Time Magazine. This was before 18-year-olds
> got the right to vote.
> I left Berkeley in the Fall of 1967 and went to work for the
> Halstead/ Boutelle campaign. My first task was to get Halstead
> added to the ballot of Choice 68. Once he was put on the list, we
> made this a key focus of our campaign.
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