notes on government, sports and popular culture
....I just now read this N.Y. Times article
on Supreme Court nominee John Roberts' days at Harvard. The article was less about Roberts than it was Harvard during the mid-to-late 1970s, a time when conservatism was, shall we say, in the closet:
"'Conservatives were like the queers on on campus,' said Eric Rofes, a Harvard College classmate of Judge Roberts who later became a community organizer on gay issues. 'People made fun of them. They mocked them and saw them as jokers or losers. I don't think in the moment many people realized this was the start of an ascending movement. People felt like it was the last cry of the 1950's instead of something new.'"