Democracy is in the Streets: From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago

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Harvard University Press, 1987 - Education - 431 pages
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On June 12, 1962, sixty young student activists drafted a manifesto for their generation—The Port Huron Statement—that ignited a decade of dissent. Democracy Is in the Streets is the definitive history of the major people and ideas that shaped the New Left in America during that turbulent decade. Because the 1960s generation is now moving into positions of power in politics, education, the media, and business, their early history is crucial to our understanding. James Miller, in his new Preface, puts the 1960s and them into a context for our time, claiming that something of value did happen: "Most of the large questions raised by that moment of chaotic openness—political questions about the limits of freedom, and cultural questions, too, about the authority of the past and the anarchy of the new—are with us still."

 

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Contents

The 1960s in the 1990s
3
INTRODUCTION
11
PART
19
On the Road
41
PART
63
The Prophet of the Powerless
78
Building a House of Theory
92
Port Huron
106
Participatory Democracy
141
PART THREE
155
An Organizer in Search of Authenticity
184
A Leader in Search of Legitimacy
218
A Moralist in Search of Power
260
CONCLUSION
315
APPENDIX
329
A NOTE ON SOURCES
375

Setting the Stage 108 Fathers and Sons 110 The Spirit
119
Beyond the Cold War
126
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
415
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About the author (1987)

James Miller, Professor of Political Science and Director of Liberal Studies at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, is the author of The Passion of Michel Foucault and Rousseau: Dreamer of Democracy.

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