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Kimball, Roger, 1953-
San Francisco : Encounter Books, c2000
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|Description:||326 p. ; 23 cm.|
|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.
"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.
- United States -- Civilization -- 1945-
- United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
- Nineteen sixties.
- Nineteen seventies.
- Radicalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Subculture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Social change -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Social values -- United States -- History -- 20th century.