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I enjoyed reading Ed Moise's account of his Harvard SDS experience. I was two years behind him ('69), and although I never belonged to SDS, I observed them during their glory days, and by 1969 the situation was quite different. I was never aware either through leaflets or through my friends who attended meetings or belonged to SDS that there was a CPUSA presence in it. However, by the spring of 1969 the Progressive Labor Party, a Maoist group as Prof. Moise points out, was not only visible, but actually managed to drag the larger organization into occupying University Hall after the full SDS meeting had rejected that course of action. Not long after PL began a campaign against Michael Ansarra (spelling may not be completely correct there) and the previous SDS leadership as being not real Marxists or revolutionaries, but running dog liberal lackeys of the ruling class in disguise. And by the end of 1969 they were in full control. While I knew at least one Trotskyite myself, I was not aware of any actual SWP faction within SDS. The non-PL faction was referred to, as I recall, as the "National Office" faction. I am not suggesting that the CCP controlled PL at Harvard. I would doubt that. But PL were enthusiastic Maoists at that time. David Kaiser