This Was <i>Their</i> Fight and <i>They</i> Had to Fight It

Robert Cohen

in The Free Speech Movement

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520222212
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928619 | DOI:
This Was Their Fight and They Had to Fight It

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This chapter examines the radicalism of the Free Speech Movement (FSM) at the University of California, Berkeley. It explains that though the movement began with the liberal agenda of free speech their liberalism led them quickly to radicalism. It discusses the portrayal of the FSM as the complete embodiment of a new student left and as a revolt against the corporate liberalism of the modern university.

Keywords: radicalism; FSM; University of California; Berkeley; liberalism; student left; corporate liberalism; modern university

Chapter.  19047 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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