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A View from 1967

Last week Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick’s post drew our attention to news of India’s National Human Rights Commission calling out a local government for its remarkable decision to order  protesters to seek professional counselling.  Over at my own blog I focused on the positive lesson I drew from the Commission’s action.  For wholly unrelated reasons, Rich Fording today emailed me a US Federal Bureau of Investigation memo from 1967 that puts the story from India in a US historical context.  It warns of “a strong possibility of outbreaks of riots and lawless demonstrations during the coming months.”

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