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Essential in Understanding The 60's and Current Politics,
This review is from: A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s (Paperback)
A good overview of the differences between SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), YAK (Young Americans for Freedom) in both sociology and political view. It clarifies the differences in YAK with the Traditionalists and Libertarians, the difference between the early SDS and the later with it's splintering from various division in feminism and other areas into the Progressive Labor Party of Maoists and the revolutionary violence of the Weatherman and sadly, it's ultimate demise.
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.