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Little Red: Three Passionate Lives through the Sixties and Beyond Hardcover – March 12, 2013
The Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School in New York’s Greenwich Village is famous for its progressive education methods and left-wing politics and for launching into the world some of America’s best-known radicals. Journalist Hampton focuses on three Little Red graduates who went on to become major figures of the 1960s: Angela Davis, the iconic face of black nationalism; Tom Hurwitz, the filmmaker who, as an SDS activist, was a key figure in the student occupation of Columbia University; and Elliott Abrams, who rebelled against Harvard’s left-wing student groups and served in the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations. Hampton alternates in chronicling the separate but similar paths Davis, Hurwitz, and Abrams took from their days at Little Red of learning to challenge orthodoxy through the tumultuous 1960s of student protests against the war and for civil rights and women’s rights to the more current issues of Iran Contra and, lately, Occupy Wall Street. Through their personal and career ups and downs, Hampton charts the development of three persons who continue to influence the American political landscape. --Vanessa Bush
“Nearly a half-century later, America is still wrestling with the conflicts that emerged in the passionate and turbulent 1960s. Dina Hampton brings both narrative elan and analytical intelligence to bear as she explores the decade's legacy through three dramatic life stories. These people, activists of both the left and the right, are connected by Dina's other subject, the remarkable radical school called ‘Little Red.’”
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I truly wish the general public was much more educated about these centers/schools for Marxist Propaganda and hatred of the U.S./capitalism. They are truly breeding grounds for the type of ideology evidenced by our Dear Leader Barack Obama. In sum this book is only useful as a warning to Americans about how the radical left has made in roads into mainsteam American Society.
Unfortunately, I doubt many Americans will read the book and take from it the lessons of how the Left infiltrated America. Instead, they are busy reading and watching the latest celebrity news. How else do you explain the Dear Leader's election?