The Politics of Authenticity: Liberalism, Christianity, and the New Left in America

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Columbia University Press, 1998 - History - 500 pages
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In the 1960s a left-wing movement emerged in the United States that not only crusaded against social and economic exploitation, but also confronted the problem of personal alienation in everyday life. These new radicals - young, white, raised in relative affluence - struggled for peace, equality and social justice. Their struggle was cultural as well as political, a search for meaning and authenticity that marked a new phase in the long history of American radicalism.
  

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Contents

This Once Fearless Land Secular Liberals Under RightWing Rule
23
Breakthrough The Relevance of Christian Existentialism
53
The Issues of Life The University YMCAYWCA and Christian Liberalism
85
To Be Radical Now Civil Rights Protest and Leftward Movement
115
These People Were from America The New Left Revisited
159
Against Rome The New Left and the Vietnam War
209
This Whole Screwy Alliance The New Left and the Counterculture
247
The Revolution Is Yet to Come The Feminist Left
297
From the Politics of Authenticity to the Politics of Identity
335
NOTES
347
BIBLIOGRAPHY
453
INDEX
481
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