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This being the age of YouTube, I was pleased recently to have the opportunity, if only virtually, to attend the forty-fifth anniversary of Mario Savio's famous speech, which was held last year on the Berkeley campus.

I suggest anyone who is interested in Savio's enduring legacy go to YouTube and listen to some of the speeches given in his honor.

I especially suggest that anyone interested in Savio's enduring legacy pay special attention to how one of the speakers, who opined that free speech rights should be given even to people who people who disagree with us, was hooted down and drowned out by campus protesters.

Mario Savio was then, and continues to be in death, sadly ahead of his time.

Zachary Klaas

New Britain, CT

Mar 15 2010 - 7:58am

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I remember meeting, or at least being introduced to, Mario Savio in 1968 while I was visiting a friend who was then post-doc'ing at UC Berkeley. As I recall it was at a bar and Savio was tending bar. Does anyone know if this is possible?

Jack Lifton

Detroit, MI

Mar 13 2010 - 2:13pm