[Marxism] Fwd: The Leftwing Seventies?

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jul 31 08:06:17 MDT 2015

The Leftwing Seventies?

The collective memories of the American 1960s-70s, especially for 
youthful lefties if not only for them, break down into mini-generations. 
  To be twenty-five in 1970 meant living through a good chunk of the 
‘fifties, experience Rhythm ‘n Blues (and gospel) on the radio, see 
political daylight with the civil rights movement and plunge into the 
most intensive experience imaginable, with a heavy aftermath. To be 
fifteen in 1970 was a very different thing, with more fresh radical 
experience and less gloomy a sense of aftermath in the era that 
followed. I am, of course, talking here about (a)myself and (b) Ron 
Jacobs, author of this remarkable little book, Daydream Sunset: the 
Sixties Counterculture in the Seventies.

full: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/31/the-leftwing-seventies/

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