Making Peace with the 60s

Making Peace with the s David Burner s panoramic history of the s conveys the ferocity of debate and the testing of visionary hopes that still require us to make sense of the decade He begins with the civil rights and bl

  • Title: Making Peace with the 60s
  • Author: David Burner
  • ISBN: 9780691059532
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • David Burner s panoramic history of the 1960s conveys the ferocity of debate and the testing of visionary hopes that still require us to make sense of the decade He begins with the civil rights and black power movements and then turns to nuanced descriptions of Kennedy and the Cold War, the counterculture and its antecedents in the Beat Generation, the student rebellion,David Burner s panoramic history of the 1960s conveys the ferocity of debate and the testing of visionary hopes that still require us to make sense of the decade He begins with the civil rights and black power movements and then turns to nuanced descriptions of Kennedy and the Cold War, the counterculture and its antecedents in the Beat Generation, the student rebellion, the poverty wars, and the liberals war in Vietnam As he considers each topic, Burner advances a provocative argument about how liberalism self destructed in the 1960s In his view, the civil rights movement took a wrong turn as it came to emphasize the identity politics of race and ethnicity at the expense of the vastly important politics of class and distribution of wealth Burner offers a keen sighted, comprehensive analysis of a fascinating era Readers searching for an admirable explanation of the cross connections in this mythic decade can find them here Publishers Weekly A sane, reasoned, civil book on the 1960s by a liberal academic Who says the age of miracles is over Making Peace with the 60s is a fine book Philip Gold, The Washington Times In this lively, thought provoking revisit to the sixties, David Burner helps us understand why so many of the idealistic aspirations of that decade were disappointed and what we might do to recover them William Leuchtenburg

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