The Marxists mostly held forth in the East Bay.I think the hippie movement was really kinda Marxist without admitting to it.
But having said that, parts of it were okay, but there was a line in the 'okay' sand too.
The Haight had communes largely based on first century christian communalism but also long on hip free enterprise.
Kesey's "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" could be thought the great Republican novel of it's day
The marxists made more noise than converts