Students: Bonaparte's Retreat

Ever since the student protest movement at the University of California degenerated into a naughty-naughty display of obscene words in March, it has fallen into impotent fragments. Last week Mario Savio, the protest leader who got so much attention that he quit his studies to protest full time, mounted his customary podium on Berkeley's Sproul Hall steps to tell 3,000 students that he was quitting as leader of the Free Speech Movement.

Apart from his usual tirade against Cal's "institutional tyranny," Savio did not really explain what was bothering him or what...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!