Intellectuals in Action: The Origins of the New Left and


10 thoughts on “Intellectuals in Action: The Origins of the New Left and Radical Liberalism, 1945-1970

  1. Chuck Chuck says:

    This book is well researched and well written although it lacks a very strong thesis and thus left me feeling a little ambivalent after working my way through it But I enjoyed the chapter on Paul Goodman which was what drew me to the work initially


  2. Tommy Tommy says:

    All had a latent or explicit faith in some form of American exceptionalism and suffered over intellectualization from desiring decentralization to promote some form of participation while also needing a strong centralized state to enforce social euality


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Intellectuals in Action: The Origins of the New Left and Radical Liberalism, 1945-1970 [Download] ➺ Intellectuals in Action: The Origins of the New Left and Radical Liberalism, 1945-1970 ➿ Kevin Mattson – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Born in 1966' a generation removed from the counterculture' Kevin Mattson came of political age in the conservative Reagan era In an effort to understand contemporary political ambivalence and the pli Born in ' a generation removed from the Action: The Kindle Ï counterculture' Kevin Mattson came of political age in the conservative Reagan era In an effort to understand contemporary political ambivalence and the plight of radicalism today' Mattson looks back to the ideas that informed Intellectuals in PDF/EPUB or the protest' social movements' and activism of the sTo accomplish its historical reconstruction' the book combines traditional intellectual biography including thorough archival research with social history to examine a group of intellectuals whose thinking was crucial in the formulation of New Left political in Action: The Kindle Õ theory These include C Wright Mills' the popular radical sociologist; Paul Goodman' a practicing Gestalt therapist and anarcho pacifist; William Appleman Williams' the historian and famed critic of American empire; Arnold Kaufman' a radical liberal who deeply influenced the thinking of the SDS in Action: The Origins of Epub / The book discusses not only their ideas' but also their practices' from writing pamphlets and arranging television debates to forming left leaning think tanks and organizing teach ins protesting the Vietnam War Mattson argues that it is this political engagement balanced with a commitment to truth telling that is lacking in our own age of postmodern acuiescenceChallenging the standard interpretation of the New Left as inherently in conflict with liberalis' Mattson depicts their relationship as complicated' pointing to possibilities for a radical liberalism today Intellectual and social historians' as well as general readers either fascinated by the s protest movements or actively seeking an alternative to our contemporary political malais' will embrace Mattson's book and its promise to shed new light on a time period known for both its intriguing conflicts and its enduring conseuences.

  • Paperback
  • 305 pages
  • Intellectuals in Action: The Origins of the New Left and Radical Liberalism, 1945-1970
  • Kevin Mattson
  • English
  • 08 October 2016
  • 9780271022062