Monday, October 02, 2006

California Dream--Wednesday Night

I'll be part of a panel on Wednesday night at San Francisco State University (Humanities 133, 7:15). It's open to the public. The topic is the California Dream as a backdrop to this fall's state elections. My piece will be on the California Dream from 1939 to the present--the state's expansion after World War II, the Pat Brown era, the 1960s and the Reagan backlash, Proposition 13, all the way to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Along the way, I'll touch on Hollywood, Disneyland, the Beach Boys, Haight-Ashbury, the Free Speech Movement, Charles Manson, Silicon Valley, Rodney King, etc. The other speakers on the panel are Maxine Chernoff and Harriet Rafter.

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