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Former professor, anti-war activist to return for book talk after controversial firing

H. Bruce Franklin, who garnered attention for his anti-war activism and protest of Stanford’s role in the Vietnam War, was controversially fired in 1972 for allegedly interfering with a police order and inciting students to “disrupt University functions.” Franklin’s new memoir, which he will discuss today, describes the country’s historical war tactics and their implications today.

Stanford’s rebels

Editor’s note: This column references a 1972 New York Times article, “In the Matter of H. Bruce Franklin,” which was not linked or attributed in the text below. It also erroneously dates H. Bruce’s Franklin’s receiving tenure to 1970 and names Alan Dershowitz as having represented Franklin; Franklin received tenure in 1965, and Dershowitz prepared a brief on…