The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960's Changed America [NOOK Book]

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In The Long March, Roger Kimball, the author of Tenured Radicals, shows how the "cultural revolution" of the 1960s and '70s took hold in America, lodging in our hearts and minds, and affecting our innermost assumptions about what counts as the good life. Kimball believes that the counterculture transformed high culture as well as our everyday life in terms of attitudes toward self and country, sex and drugs, and manners and morality. Believing that this dramatic change "cannot be understood apart from the ...
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The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960's Changed America

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Overview


In The Long March, Roger Kimball, the author of Tenured Radicals, shows how the "cultural revolution" of the 1960s and '70s took hold in America, lodging in our hearts and minds, and affecting our innermost assumptions about what counts as the good life. Kimball believes that the counterculture transformed high culture as well as our everyday life in terms of attitudes toward self and country, sex and drugs, and manners and morality. Believing that this dramatic change "cannot be understood apart from the seductive personalities who articulated its goals," he intersperses his argument with incisive portraits of the life and thought of Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, Timothy Leary, Susan Sontag, Eldridge Cleaver and other "cultural revolutionaries" who made their mark. For all that has been written about the counterculture, until now there has not been a chronicle of how this revolutionary movement succeeded and how its ideas helped provoke today's "culture wars." The Long March fills this gap with a compelling and well-informed narrative that is sure to provoke discussion and debate.
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Editorial Reviews

Mary Lefkowitz
An informative and inelligent book [that] givesan excellent account of a cultural crisis in the United States.
Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594033933
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 326
  • File size: 326 KB

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Roger Kimball is the author of "Tenured Radicals," "The Rape of the Masters" and "Art's Prospect: The Challenge of Tradition in an Age of Celebrity." He is co-editor and publisher of the "New Criterion and publisher of Encounter Books.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: What is a Cultural Revolution? 3
A Gospel of Emancipation 37
Norman Mailer's American Dream 61
Susan Sontag & the New Sensibility 81
The Liberal Capitulation 101
The Politics of Delegitimation 127
The Marriage of Marx & Freud 145
The Greening of America 173
The Project of Rejuvenilization 193
Eldridge Cleaver's Serial Extremism 211
A Nostalgia for Molotovs 225
What the Sixties Wrought 247
Acknowledgments 283
Notes 285
Index 315
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