In case you didn't already see it over at WSJ's Law Blog, Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo (and the so-called "torture memoist") gave a pretty provocative interview to the LA Times about being a right-leaning professor on a decidedly leftist campus.
Some of the remarks probably won't thrill the hippies.
"It’s like looking at the panoramic displays of troglodytes sitting around the campfire with their clubs. Here, it’s tie-dye and marijuana. It’s just like the 1960s, with the Vietnam War still to protest."
Yoo seems at peace living in Berkeley, even though he disparages the community as an enclave of self-satisfied extremists intolerant of those who think outside the liberal mind-set. "But that doesn't mean I don't like it here," he says.
The profile itself is pretty interesting, particularly the section on how "vindicated" Yoo feels after the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibilities report that found he acted irresponsibly when authoring the memos, but those actions didn't constitute professional misconduct. For more on Legal Pad and Cal Law's assessment of Yoo's "vindication," check out this cartoon from last month (free reg. req.).