S.I. Hayakawa's Enigmatic Life

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Former San Francisco State University president and U.S. Senator S.I. Hayakawa was a complex figure, according to biographer Gerald Haslam. An influential academic, Hayakawa supported ethnic studies programs -- but not the student tactics employed to win them. He also ruffled feathers by calling the Japanese internment "an adventure." Haslam joins us to discuss Hayakawa's legacy.


Gerald Haslam, professor emeritus at Sonoma State University, adjunct professor at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco and author of "In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S.I. Hayakawa"