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The long march : how the cultural revolution of the 1960s changed America, Roger Kimball

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The long march : how the cultural revolution of the 1960s changed America
Title
The long march
Title remainder
how the cultural revolution of the 1960s changed America
Statement of responsibility
Roger Kimball
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Language
eng
Summary
"Others may think of the 1960s as The Last Good Time, but Kimball has no patience with such nostalgia. He sees this decade as a seedbed of excess and moral breakdown. He argues that the radical assaults on "the System" that took place then still define the way we live now - with intellectually debased schools and colleges, morally chaotic sexual relations and family life, and a degraded media and popular culture." "How did we get from there to here? In the late 1960s and early 1970s, after fantasies of immediate political revolution faded, many student radicals urged their followers to begin "the long march through the institutions." Radical philosopher Herbert Marcuse characterized this approach as working in the institutions of American life while also working against them. Kimball says that to see how well this strategy succeeded, "you need look no further than your local museum, your children's school, your church (if you still go to church) and your workplace."" "The Long March is organized around incisive portraits of the architects of America's cultural revolution - among them, Beat figures like Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, and celebrated or once-celebrated gurus like Norman Mailer, Timothy Leary, Susan Sontag, Eldridge Cleaver and Charles Reich. In examining the lives and works of those who spoke for the 1960s, Kimball finds a series of cautionary tales, an annotated guide-book of wrong turns, dead ends, and blind alleys that, tragically, became the roadmap to the present."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1953-
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Kimball, Roger
Dewey number
973.92
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.K467 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nineteen sixties
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Radicalism
  • Subculture
  • Social change
  • Social values
  • United States
  • United States
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The long march : how the cultural revolution of the 1960s changed America, Roger Kimball
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what is a cultural revolution? -- A gospel of emancipation -- Norman Mailer's American dream -- Susan Sontag & the new sensibility -- The liberal capitulation -- The politics of delegitimation -- The marriage of Marx & Freud -- The greening of America -- The project of rejuvenilization -- Eldridge Cleaver's serial extremism -- A nostalgia for Molotovs -- What the sixties wrought
Control code
43397130
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781893554092
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk.)
Lccn
00022211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The long march : how the cultural revolution of the 1960s changed America, Roger Kimball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what is a cultural revolution? -- A gospel of emancipation -- Norman Mailer's American dream -- Susan Sontag & the new sensibility -- The liberal capitulation -- The politics of delegitimation -- The marriage of Marx & Freud -- The greening of America -- The project of rejuvenilization -- Eldridge Cleaver's serial extremism -- A nostalgia for Molotovs -- What the sixties wrought
Control code
43397130
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781893554092
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk.)
Lccn
00022211
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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