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Letters to a young activist

Author: Todd Gitlin
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2003.
Series: Art of mentoring series.
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"In Letters to a Young Activist, Todd Gitlin looks back at his eventful life, recalling his experience as president of the formidable Students for a Democratic Society contemplating the spirit of activism, and arriving at principles of action to guide the passion and energy of those wishing to do good. He considers the three complementary motives of duty, love, and adventure, reflects on the changing nature of  Read more...
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Gitlin, Todd.
Letters to a young activist.
New York : Basic Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)606959476
Online version:
Gitlin, Todd.
Letters to a young activist.
New York : Basic Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)607853764
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Gitlin
ISBN: 0465027385 9780465027385
OCLC Number: 50859032
Description: vii, 174 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1 On Duty, Love and Adventure, or Some Leaps of Faith 1 --
2 On the Burden of History, or Several Warped Ways of Looking at the Sixties 19 --
3 On Idealism and Right Action, or Nonviolence Unexhausted 45 --
4 On Anger, Rage and Guilt, or Temptations of Thinking with Your Blood 63 --
5 On Changing the World and Blowing It Up, or Compromising with the Compromised 77 --
6 On the Intricate Dance of Outsiders and Insiders, or Shouts Lead to Murmurs 91 --
7 On Our Own Character Question, or Uses of Discipline 105 --
8 On Rendering unto Identity No More than Identity Is Due, or Limits of Comfort 123 --
9 On Anti-Semitism, the Socialism of Fools 133 --
10 On Anti-Americanism, or the Temptation of the Automatic No 139 --
11 On Patriotism Without Embarrassment, or Saving the World Again 159.
Series Title: Art of mentoring series.
Responsibility: Todd Gitlin.
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"In Letters to a Young Activist, Todd Gitlin looks back at his eventful life, recalling his experience as president of the formidable Students for a Democratic Society contemplating the spirit of activism, and arriving at principles of action to guide the passion and energy of those wishing to do good. He considers the three complementary motives of duty, love, and adventure, reflects on the changing nature of idealism, and shows how righteous action requires realistic as well as idealistic thinking. And he looks forward to an uncertain future that is nevertheless full of possibility, a future where patriotism and intelligent skepticism are not mutually exclusive."--Jacket.

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