Family Background "Every time Roosevelt came to New York my mother dragged me to the parades."
Personal Politics "I was a child of the New Deal."
Youthful Adventures "I was a Brooklyn Gangster."
High School Journalism "I put out an insurgent sports newspaper."
Arrival "My mother used to say to me with great pride, 'We let you go to college.'"
The Campus Scene "There were hundreds—more like thousands—of ex-GIs on campus."
Student Politics "It was just and incredible period of creativity and ferment. And that's not the war people generally think about the '50s."
Academics "The sort of cult hero of the college was Harry Slochower."
President Harry Gideonse "He was out of his element."
Joining "...it was the formative experience of my life."
Training "...you can't wrap a herring in a radio."
Putting Out The Paper "we all started as writers and then you moved up"
Working Together "I majored in Vanguard journalism"
Ideology "we were all independent"
Brewing Trouble "Why couldn't he tolerate what we were doing?"
Spring Confrontation "Gideonse nixed it, we printed it. He was furious..."
Draugnav "So we created a paper called Draugnav, Vanguard backwards"
Fall Shutdown "We were locked out"
The Kingsman and Campus News "They immediately created...a puppet newspaper"
The Aftermath "it also taught us that if you don't have any resources, you don't win."
Professional Repercussions "they recommedned that they not admit me because I was a troublemaker."
Careers and Life Paths "I never learned more about the business of journalism than I did at that cub class at Brooklyn College."
BC After "...we were part of the whole clean-up process..."
Life Molding "Harry Gideonse in his way helped radicalize me..."