This photo appeared at the top of an article in The Nation
Open Letter to the New New Left From the Old New Left
by "Former leaders
of the Students for a Democratic Society" (including some prominent figures
in the Columbia uprising) urging us all to get behind Joe Biden, which
prompted (as of 29 May 2020) 113 reader comments including a couple from me
that I'd like to think are worth reading, and was followed on April 27 by a
second article, "Responses
to an 'Open Letter to the New New Left'
". I guess I'm Old New Left too,
with a bit of Old Left, but I wouldn't have signed the letter; our choices
are sickening. Anyway about the photo... It's Columbia in 1968 and I'm in
it, slightly northwest of center, light shirt, behind the girl with the
white headband. I don't remember the occasion but it's probably before the
building occupations because I'm not in a building. For some reason people
are facing in different directions.