Free Speech Movement: Born in Berkeley, and now, it seems, buried in Berkeley

The battle over free speech in Berkeley has flipped the two sides in the old generation gap.

When the Free Speech Movement got rolling at UC Berkeley in the 1960s, the whole point was winning the right to speak out about civil rights, sex, the Vietnam War or anything else on your mind.It was youth versus “the man.”

Now it’s youth demanding the shutdown, and the man expressing outrage at the death of free speech.

And the cops being sent in to protect it.

How’s that for a reversal?

Read the whole story in the San Francisco Chronicle


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