The Politics of Authenticity: Liberalism, Christianity, and the New Left in America

The Politics of Authenticity: Liberalism, Christianity, and the New Left in America

by Doug Rossinow

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Breaking new ground in cultural, political, and social history, Rossinow tells the story of the new left-wing movement that emerged in the 1960s from an innovative perspective: illustrating the spiritual dimension of student activism and providing the first account "from the bottom up"—as well as linking local developments to the national scene.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231110570
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 03/22/1999
Series: Columbia Studies in Contemporary America Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

1. This Once Fearless Land: Secular Liberals Under Right-Wing Rule;

2. Breakthrough: the Relevance of Christian Existentialism;

3. The Issues of Life: The University YMCA-YWCA and Christian Liberalism;

4.To Be Radical Now; Civil Rights Protest and Leftward Movement;

5. These People Were from America: the New Left Revisited;

6. Against Rome; The New Left and the Vietnam War;

7. This Whole Screwy Alliance: The New Left and the Counterculture;

8. The Revelution Is Yet to Come: The Feminist Left;

Epilogue: From the Politics of Authenticity to the Politics of Identity;

What People are Saying About This

Daniel Horowitz

Rossinow convincingly points to the direction [1960's era student rebellion] derived from Chrisianity, existentialism, authenticity, and anxiety.

Sara Evans

Rossinow's brilliant analysis of the new left as an American search for authenticity brings together any strands of interpretation which have until now been explored in isolation.

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