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New Reformation: Notes of a Neolithic Conservative

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Emphasizing the importance of culture and the arts in society, this reprint of a 1960s classic—the author's last book of social criticism—includes a new introduction that situates the late Paul Goodman in his era and traces the development of his characteristic insights. The probing introduction speaks for a new generation of young scholars as it discusses the initial impa ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published June 21st 2010 by PM Press (first published 1970)
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Like the title of the documentary goes, Paul Goodman Changed My Life. Though it's interesting that now that I'm in my mid-30s, I find his sensible, radical voice all the more reasonable and engaging than I did even reading the crucial Growing Up Absurd in my early 20s. Things in Montreal are as revolutionary as they've been in more than a generation right now, and I'm so thankful that I had Goodman's reason and guidance to offer quiet counsel at ends of long days of marching, being attacked by p ...more
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Great account of the state of American politics and culture at the end of the 60's. Goodman is an American writer and critic who has been somewhat forgotten but is essential, I think towards understanding Utopian, and somewhat pragmatic (as in John Dewey) positions on the American left. Goodman is like a U.S. version of Marcuse, except instead of philosophy his positions are founded more on education theory, urbanism, and literary criticism.
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Paul Goodman (9/9/11–8/2/72) was an American sociologist, poet, writer, anarchist, public intellectual & gay-rights activist. He's now mainly remembered as the author of Growing Up Absurd & as an activist on the pacifist Left in the '60s & an inspiration to that era's student movement. He's less remembered as a cofounder of Gestalt Therapy in the '40s & '50s.
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