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Intellectuals in Action: The Origins of the New Left and Radical Liberalism, 1945-1970

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Born in 1966 a generation removed from the counterculture Kevin Mattson came of political age in the conservative Reagan era. In an effort to understand contemporary political ambivalence and the plight of radicalism today Mattson looks back to the ideas that informed the protest social movements and activism of the 1960s.

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Paperback, 305 pages
Published March 6th 2002 by Penn State University Press (first published March 1st 2002)
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This book is well-researched and well-written, although it lacks a very strong thesis and thus left me feeling a little ambivalent after working my way through it. But I enjoyed the chapter on Paul Goodman, which was what drew me to the work initially.
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