The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960's Changed America

The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960's Changed America

by Roger Kimball
     
 
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

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

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893554092
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.78(h) x 1.16(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)

What People are saying about this

William J. Bennett
How deeply rooted are our nation's cultural problems? What is the legacy of the 1960s? Where are America's culture wars going? Few people take these important questions more seriously than Roger Kimball. And few write about them with such clarity and eloquence.
William F. Buckley
I think it is terrific....We haven't had a radical analysis like this—ever.
Irving Kristol
Roger Kimball is among our most intelligent, thoughtful, and provocative cultural critics. He also is uncommon in that he writes lucidly and persuasively.
Harvey C. Mansfield
The extent of the cultural revolution we have lived through since the Sixties is still not clear to us, nor is its meaning. Roger Kimball has produced a searching and comprehensive study that brings it all together, high and low, from Herbert Marcuse to Monica Lewinsky. His well-told story is equal to the amazing event. It shows the routinization of exciting ideals, and the power and impotence of ideas.

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