Rethinking the New Left | Lectures | Chicago Reader

Rethinking the New Left

When: Tue., Nov. 9, 6 p.m. 2010

SPEAKERS: Mark Rudd Alan Spector Osha Neumann Tim Wohlforth MODERATOR: Spencer A. Leonard Memory of the 1960s fades into the political unconscious. The election of Obama and the collapse of the anti-war movement mark the end of a period now come full circle. After a half-century of rebellion, many old New Left-ists now call for a “New New Deal” to return to a welfare-state against which the New Left had once rebelled. History, dimly recognized, threatens to repeat itself. What, if anything, is significant today in the thwarted attempt by 1960s radicals to re-found emancipatory politics?

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