[Marxism] "Revolution in the Air"
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After two hardcover printings, a new paperback edition of "Revolution in
Air" has just come off the press. The paperback includes a new preface
Offering some thoughts on what the history of 1960s-70s radicalism looks
like from a
post-9/11 vantage point, and what it might mean for activism today.
Marking the paperback release, MRZine has just posted an interview with me
about the book and the challenges facing today's left - you can find it at
Reviews of the hardback edition, a chronology of events affecting radical
movements from 1954 to 1992, and other materials are all available at
This site will be upgraded, and new material added, later this month. You
to submit your own comments on the book, or on the political topics and
history it addresses, for posting. Send your thoughts to
_contact at revolutionintheair.com_ (mailto:contact at revolutionintheair.com)
Below is the press release from Verso announcing the paperback's
Thanks for your time, peace,
New in paperback with a new preface by the author
REVOLUTION IN THE AIR
Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che
"Max Elbaum has given us an incisive and critical history of the Other New
Left - the radicals who brought class struggle and Third World liberation to
the forefront, looked to the world for allies, and tried their best to work
through the dynamics of race *and* class. If you still believe sixties
radicalism was nothing
more than youthful middle-class confusion or parochial identity politics,
then open these pages and dig." --Robin D.G. Kelley, author of Freedom
Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
Revolution in the Air is a major interpretive history that transforms our
understanding of 1960s radicalism, detailing the work of activists who
turned to Third World-oriented
versions of Marxism and for a decade anchored the most dynamic and racially
integrated trend on the US Left. Enthusiastically reviewed in the Los
Angeles Times ("required reading for those interested in the modern history
of social movements") and the Village Voice, ("an absolutely first-rate
work of political scholarship"),Revolution in the Air is now available in
a paperback edition, which includes a new preface by the author discussing
the lessons of the 1960s for a post-9/11 world,
and confronts George W. Bush's open-ended "war on terror."
Max Elbaum was a member of Students for a Democratic Society in the 1960s,
and a leader of one of the main New Communist Movement organizations in the
70s and 80s.
His writings have appeared in the Nation, Radical History Review and the
Encyclopedia of the American Left.
Publication: October 13, 2006
New in Paperback
1 84467 563 7
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