The Thirty Years' Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist, 1965-1994

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Verso, Nov 17, 1996 - History - 558 pages
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This volume represents the 30 years‘ aftershocks of the cataclysmic battles of the 1960s, as recorded by one of the major journalists of that generation. A chronicle of political and cultural life from 1965 until Andrew Kopkind‘s death in October of 1994, it tracks the black civil rights movement, the New Left, Prague in the wake of Soviet invasion and Moscow during the Soviet collapse, Woodstock, drug wars, blue-collar attitudes, Christian soldiers and gay soldiers. As a gay man, Kopkind understood that there is no pure realm of the personal, and his writing captures history as it happened.
 

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THE THIRTY YEARS' WARS: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist, 1965-1994

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An absorbing stroll down a potholed, rubble-strewn memory lane with a leading left-wing journalist. The late Kopkind (Decade of Crisis, not reviewed, etc.), a regular contributor to stalwarts like the ... Read full review

Contents

DREADFUL OPTIMISM
3
Bureaucracys Long Arm
16
Dreadful Optimism
31
MiniStar for Governor
45
ALL SYSTEMS FAIL
61
Battle of Newark
82
The Liberals Progress
96
All Fools Eve
112
Americas Ultimate Strategic Hamlet
278
CULTURE CLASH
293
The Dialectic of Disco
308
Present at the Creation
324
Trouble in Paradise
338
Lennon Without Tears
354
NEGLECT OF THE LEFT
375
Our Parents Are a Little Weird
391

No Hope From Miami Beach
130
This Is Number One and the Fun Has Just Begun
146
Football American Rules
159
Going Down in Chicago
176
To Off a Panther
191
REFUGEES
209
Lady Sings Dem Kozmic Blues
224
SPECTACLE
241
Only in America
256
A SEASON FOR REPENTANCE
398
AmerikaIt Cant Happen Here
411
LIGHT AND SHADOW
429
Cycle of Madness
443
Necromania
460
STARTING OVER
474
Whited Out
500
After Stonewall
513
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