Also from CNN, This article discusses UC-Berkeley's "reputation" as a bastion of liberal thought. There are too many unintentionally hilarious quotes to excerpt, so I provide the link, unvarnished and pristine, for you to peruse.
posted on January 13, 2004 08:22 AM
Interesting article, but......
1) The Free Speech Movement started with a dispute between the Young Repubicians. Most were for Rockefeller, a few for Goldwater. The campus rules allowed for only one card taable per organization. The Goldwaterites, supported by Wm Knowland's Oakland Tribune complained that their "Free Speech" was being suppressed. Only later did the liberals and Communists take-over
2) When Cal started to move a little to the right in the 1980's, the most left professors seemed to move to UC Santa Cruz.
3) Do you think that the less-confrontational mode of the current students has anything to do the the student population at 50% Asian?