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Left History and Strategy

 REVOLUTION IN THE AIR:
 Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che

 by Max Elbaum

 Interview on the Paperback's Publication

 
NEW! Marathon for Peace 2014 - A Change Is gonna Come
Marathons for Peace 2006-2014

State of the Empire and Fighting to Stay Its Hand  Talk given at In It to Win It School, January 2013

Up in the Air:  The Legacy of the New Communist Movement

 Interview with Max Elbaum

 1968-2008 Article:
1968: U.S. Radicalism Explodes and Transforms


War Times/Tiempo de Guerras: Washington's Wars and Occupations/Monthly Updates


Praise for Revolution in the Air:

"Max Elbaum has given us an incisive and critical history of the Other New Left - the radicals who brought class struggle and Third World liberation to the forefront, looked to the world for allies, and tried their best to work through the dynamics of race and class. If you still believe sixties radicalism was nothing more than youthful middle-class confusion or parochial identity politics, then open these pages and dig." --Robin D.G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

REVOLUTION IN THE AIR is the first in-depth study of the long march of the US New Left after 1968. It tells the story of thousands of dedicated organizers who made the most ambitious post-1968 attempt to combine the energy and creativity of sixties' movements with the working class tenacity of the Old Left. By recovering this under-examined chapter of US radicalism, REVOLUTION IN THE AIR challenges the dominant interpretation of the New Left, which artificially divides the decade of its explosive growth into an early "good sixties" and a later "bad sixties."

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Left Strategy Seminar 2003

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