Remembering Mario

Lynne Hollander Savio

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:
Remembering Mario

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This chapter shares the author's knowledge about Mario Savio as a person. It suggests that the single greatest influence upon his politics and upon his life was his early exposure to Catholicism and that though he began to reject Catholic doctrine in high school, the search for a God he could believe in was a driving force in his life. Until the end, Mario was unable to totally relinquish even the negative aspects of his Catholic heritage. It suggests that it was Savio's moral purity that had the most impact on people.

Keywords: Mario Savio; politics; Catholicism; Catholic doctrine; God; Catholic heritage; moral purity

Chapter.  2130 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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