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How Democratic is California?

This video was produced as a result of our Spring 2012 conference, “How Democratic is California?” During the day-long event we invited attendees to comment on the question from their own perspective.

We invite you to continue the conversation. Feel free to share your thought by commenting below. If you have a more substantive perspective to share and would like to do so in the form of a post here on our blog, we’d welcome that too. Just write us at castudiesassociation@gmail.com and let us know.


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Public talk – FBI, Mario Savio, Reagan, and Clark Kerr

Bay Area investigative journalist Seth Rosenfeld’s long-awaited and controversial book Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power is now out. Please come to a public presentation with the author and fellow traveller journalist Lowell Bergman Wednesday, September 19, 7 PM-8:30 PM

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; RSVP suggested.

The book examines the FBI’s covert operations concerning UC during the Cold War, and its activities regarding Clark Kerr, Mario Savio and Ronald Reagan. The book was on the S.F. Chronicle best seller list, and on the New York Times extended best seller list.