View Full Version : A Columbia Protests Mystery Solved

02-17-2010, 09:48 PM
Left-wing intelligentsia confession time (http://chronicle.com/article/The-Night-They-Burned-Ranums/64115/).

From Reason Magazine's blog article on the admission (http://reason.com/blog/2010/02/17/they-burn-the-research-of-clas).

But New Left leader Mark Rudd, the force behind the violent protests at Columbia University, has now admitted something he long denied. While predictably hedging his apologies about "revolutionary struggle," Rudd's recent memoir Underground: My Life With SDS and the Weathermen now acknowledges that it was his group that destroyed ten years of research conducted by liberal historian Orest A. Ranum, then an associate professor at Columbia and mild critic of SDS's tactics, and not the New York City Police Department.

Pretty sad... aww, the 60s.