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A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s 0th Edition
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Like many historians of the 60s, Klatch carries with her personal involvement in student left political activities but says "I have tried to set aside my own assumptions in listening to the stories of the activists on all sides." This she has successfully accomplished, much as she did in her earlier work,"Women of the New Right." For the most part, she lets her subjects speak for themselves while adding valuable perspective and context.
The left's history has been written by Hayden, Flacks, Gitlin and other activists from that era. As Klatch observes, however, "the untold story of the 1960s is about the New Right," a story that is now slowly seeping out in the works of John Andrew "The Other Side of the Sixties" and Mary Brennan "Turning Right in the Sixties.Read more ›
I found this book excellent in defining some of the differences of political opinion from the left and libertarians, the 60's counterculture and its heavy influence on almost all with the exception of the traditionalists.
This book also brings to light the aftermath and current politics from the influence of these very important movements, including the political ideals of YAKers and SDSers today, an essential link into understanding.