Skip to comments.May 1968: 40 Years Later (Former Leftists Tell Stories of Their Radical Youth)
Posted on 06/20/2008 2:01:37 PM PDT by PGR88
Sometime later, after the events of 1968, I would look back at Haydens Bratislava speech as a turning point not only in the short history of the New Left but also in the history of American radicalism. Protesting against Americas wars has an honorable tradition, running from Thoreau to Eugene V. Debs and Norman Thomas. But starting with Hayden and continuing in the turbulent outbursts of 1968, that tradition of legitimate democratic opposition morphed into outright collaboration with the enemy.
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There’s nothing I enjoy quite as much hearing these bozos rattle on about how things were back in the turgid ‘60’s.
Yes, look at Code Pinkos giving Money to Islamo-facists.
But Obama was only 7 years old. How can you swift boat him with his association with these activists? /S
They were the entitled rebelling against their entitlements, but only because they felt they were entitled to much, much more.
Mysteriously ending during King William's Great Patriotic War Against Serbia.
If only all 60s leftists looked back on those days like P.J. O’Rourke does, as the days when he was an ignorant fool.
Is it coincidence that these greying former ‘60s radicals who now look back upon their college years with regret are, for the most part, Jewish?
We’ve got to get back to the garden.
Several of the authors in the piece do exactly that.
A couple were opposed to the radicals even then.
I think only one of them seems to view the era as being mostly good in its origins and results.
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