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Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen Paperback – Bargain Price, March 23, 2010
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history of the Columbia Univerisity rebellion of 1968, as well as a convincing analysis of the ultra-leftism of
the Weathermen/WUO, with considerable self-criticism. Yet the book is optomistic and hopeful, written with the
conviction that to organize and struggle against US imperial foriegn policy was then, and remains now, critically important and just.
The book begs a comparison with Bill Ayer's FUGITIVE DAYS, by another Weatherman leader. Rudd's book wins hands down
as the far more honest journal. Where Ayer's makes only vague statements about the ultra-left errors of his politics and
their very negative impact on the Vietnam anti-war movement in the United States, Rudd wields a far sharper blade, recognizing
and apologizing for his ultra-leftism, while conceding not an inch on the basic righteousness of anti-war, anti-imperialist, anti-racist political work.
This reader waits with anticipation for a follow-up book about Rudd's activism after the 1970's.
Mark Rudd's personal recollections and brilliant analysis are informed by a deep sense of personal responsibility and an abiding faith in his fellow citizens to aspire to do the right thing. There is no way to avoid mentioning here that those who disdain the lessons of the past are those most likely to fail the challenges of the present. Rudd's voice is one we ignore at our peril.
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A must read for anyone interested in this aspect of the 60s. Having also grown up in the 60s, I found the author's honesty about the movement and himself quite interesting. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard Lombardi
Everyone recognizes America still has a white privilege problem to this day, but few in the younger generations understand just how hard those brave individuals who came before... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Abel Jones
The book is well written, easy to read, and very thorough, while Rudd's tone is earnest, slightly comical, and truthful. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Johnnette Johnson
Mark Rudd is one of the few honest voices to emerge from the Weathermen/Weatherpeople/Weather Underground. Read morePublished on July 12, 2014 by Stephen Esposito
Wonderful, honest, reflective perspective on a troubling time in our history. Rudd explains reasoning and admits his mistakes. Loved the bookPublished on September 2, 2013 by charles heitholt
I was too young in the late 60s to appreciate or understand what happened on college campuses in 1968 and 1969. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by SF
Historically valuable book about a revolutionary period in American life, which is rapidy receding in our collective memory. Of tremendous archival interest.Published on April 6, 2013 by elker
In his extremely well written book "Liberal Fascism", Jonah Goldberg compares Mark Rudd's philosophies & tactics to those of the Nazi Brownshirts. Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by Publicus