The judges said: “Starr offers an excellent journalistic analysis of the 1968 uprising at Columbia, drawing parallels with protests on campuses and across U.S. cities today. Fifty years on, he tells the story in a way that makes it seem timely and topical … the piece also draws readers in to contend with their own perspectives and actions relative to activism and free speech.”
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