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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

did you know?

Did you know that, despite what appears to be a very apathetic and "in the system" student body, Harvard was once a hot bed of radicalism? It's true, "The Kremlin on the Charles" is not referring to John Kerry voters, but to actual communists, socialists, social democrats and radical liberals who once populated this campus. The cold war and the excesses of the late 60s and early 70s left seem to have dampened the dominance of radicals, although the community is strong and growing. In any event, check out this article from Student Underground about Harvard's radical tradition. You might be surprised.

FUN FACT: Did you know that the Independent was actually founded as a conservative counter-balance to the then radical SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) dominated Crimson?

FACT CHECK: I believe the student strike referred to in the article only lasted one week, not three.


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