Peter Fonda comments on President Ahmanihoweveritsspelled's visit to Columbia University
Fonda: “There was a time in the late 60s when Morningside Heights was like, a total hotbed of political activity — a place where the Black Power movement met up with cultural aestheticians, avant garde artists, young intellectuals, and far east gurus, to form a kind of intense porridge of love, idealism, and militant activism.
“Which never really amounted to much politically, in retrospect — but at the time, that’s where Nicholson and Oates and I would hang out whenever we felt like escaping the bourgeois poison of Nixon’s America. Or when we felt like smoking ghetto weed and tasting ourselves some of that fine brown sugar.”
“Which, let’s face it: you just couldn’t find that in Sausalito.”