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

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Verso, Nov 17, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 558 pages
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.
 

Contents

DREADFUL OPTIMISM
3
Not So Great Society
14
The First Falling Domino
23
Dreadful Optimism
31
WattsWaiting for DDay
41
Average American Boy
47
FarOut Kids Strike a Blow
54
ALL SYSTEMS FAIL
61
SPECTACLE
241
Only in America
256
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

Doctors Plot
72
Battle of Newark
82
The Liberals Progress
96
All Fools Eve
112
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
NEGLECT OF THE LEFT
375
Our Parents Are a Little Weird
391
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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