[Marxism] Fwd: Fordham SDS | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist
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Sat Feb 4 10:59:12 MST 2017
While SDS never aspired to be a vanguard party, except toward its
tumultuous final days when it was being torn apart by Maoist factions,
it was arguably to the 1960s what the CPUSA was to the 1930s, the most
authoritative voice of young rebels, especially those on campus.
With that in mind, I can recommend Bert Schultz’s “Fordham SDS” as
coming close to the insights and the sheer pleasure of being a radical
that were revealed in “Seeing Red”. Bert was a student at Fordham in the
1960s when an SDS chapter was formed and that soon aligned with the
Worker Student Alliance faction of SDS. His interviewees are former
members, some of whom became members of the Progressive Labor Party, the
Maoist group that led the Worker Student Alliance. At least one of them
sounds like she could still be a member, or at least a strong sympathizer.
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