The Sixties

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  • Paperback
  • 544 pages
  • The Sixties
  • Todd Gitlin
  • English
  • 11 November 2017
  • 0553372122

About the Author: Todd Gitlin

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The Sixties Say The Sixties And The Images Start Coming, Images Of A Time When All Authority Was Defied And Millions Of Young Americans Thought They Could Change The World Either Through Music, Drugs, And Universal Love Or By Putting Their Bodies On The Line Against Injustice And War.Todd Gitlin, The Highly Regarded Writer, Media Critic, And Professor Of Sociology At The University Of California, Berkeley, Has Written An Authoritative And Compelling Account Of This Supercharged Decade A Decade He Helped Shape As An Early President Of Students For A Democratic Society SDS And An Organizer Of The First National Demonstration Against The Vietnam War Part Critical History, Part Personal Memoir, Part Celebration, And Part Meditation, This Critically Acclaimed Work Resurrects A Generation On All Its Glory And Tragedy.

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10 thoughts on “The Sixties

  1. Inanna Arthen says:

    Fascinating memoir of Todd Gitlin s journey through the radical movements of the 1960s I especially appreciated the detail about the very early period, late 50s and early 60s, which are often disregarded in popular treatments of the era Gitlin s writing is very literary academic in style, and is consistent with a lot of other writing from the 1960s, something that I think many people would be surprised by The driving personalities of that time were college students and extremely intelligent y Fascinating memoir of Todd Gitlin s journey through the radical movements of the 1960s I especially appreciated the detail about the very early period, late 50s and early 60s, which are often disregarded in popular treatments of the era Gitlin s writing is very literary academic in style, and is consistent with a lot of other writing from the 1960s, something that I think many people would be surprised by The driving personalities of that time were college students and extremely intelligent young adults, and they tended to be both extreme and intellectual at the same time, heavy readers of dense political material and endless debaters This is a stark difference from the current trend to not read at all and think in highly simplistic and dumbed down terms.I d give this work five stars except that it s a bit over written Gitlin, who reports being a veteran of many meetings that ...

  2. Tim says:

    I don t often write negative things about books, since even the worst among them generally has some useful ideas or at least expands your mind by challenging a firmly held opinion Unfortunately I cannot in good faith say any of these things about Todd Gitlin Gitlin s writings are so pernicious precisely because they lull you into a false sense of intellectual security Gitlin s book has about as much use for serious historians and activists as the movie Forrest Gump It s rare indeed that a bo I don t often write negative things about books, since even the worst among them generally has some useful ideas or at least expands your mind by challenging a firmly held opinion Unfortunately I cannot in good faith say any of these things about Todd Gitlin Gitlin s writings are so pernicious precisely because they lull you into a false sense of intellectual security Gitlin s book has about as much use for serious historians and activists as the movie Forrest Gump It s rare indeed that...

  3. Kressel Housman says:

    In true 60 s tradition, I don t remember much about this book, but I do remember that I finished it, I enjoyed it, and it taught me the phrase red diaper baby.

  4. Christopher Saunders says:

    If nothing else, Todd Gitlin s The Sixties encapsulates the canned, commonplace Boomer historiography which still dominates our discourse about the age of LBJ and Civil Rights, Nixon and Vietnam, activism and backlash It s alternately insightful and shallow, complex and simplistic, self effacing and egotistical In his youth, Gitlin co founded the Students for a Democratic Society, and it s little surprise that the book s most compelling passages focus on Gitlin s activities shaping the New Lef If nothing else, Todd Gitlin s The Sixties encapsulates the canned, commonplace Boomer historiography which still dominates our discourse about the age of LBJ and Civil Rights, Nixon and Vietnam, activism and backlash It s alternately insightful and shallow, complex and simplistic, self effacing and egotistical In his youth, Gitlin co founded the Students for a Democratic Society, a...

  5. Craig Werner says:

    Addendum to the review that follows I managed to forget one of the things that irritated me most about the book, which is that Gitlin pays almost no attention to Vietnam veterans, who make their appearance only very late A clear reflection of his, and the New Left s, insular qualities I ve changed my mind and am reducing the rating to two stars after fall.Very difficult book for me to evaluate with anything resembling fairness, which is appropriate for a book that looks at the 1960s from th Addendum to the review that follows I managed to forget one of the things that irritated me most about the book, which is that Gitlin pays almost no attention to Vietnam veterans, who make their appearance only very late A clear reflection of his, and the New Left s, insular qualities I ve changed my mind and am reducing the rating to two stars after fall.Very difficult book for me to evaluate with anything resembling fairness, which is appropriate for a book that looks at the 1960s from the perspective of the New Left Gitlin s a bit older than I am and he was firmly committed to Students for a Democratic Society during its early, philosophically serious phase He sees people of my age who were grounded in th...

  6. Dan Gorman says:

    No book cannot synthesize all elements of the U.S in the the 1960s, but this monumental volume mounts a valiant effort It s a stunning mix of social, cultural, and political history, combined with the autobiography of the onetime president of Students for a Democratic Society Student protests form the narrative throughline of the book, although Gitlin shows direct action in many segments of society, from Mississippi Freedom Democrats to Haight Ashbury performance artists Gitlin calls the 196 No book cannot synthesize all elements of the U.S in the the 1960s, but this monumental volume mounts a valiant effort It s a stunning mix of social, cultural, and political history, combined with the autobiography of the onetime president of Students for a Democratic Society Student protests form the narrative throughline of the book, although Gitlin shows direct action in many segments of society, from Mississippi Freedom Democrats to Haight Ashbury performance artists Gitlin calls the 1960s an unfinished Reformation unfinished in the sense that the young protesters of the New Left failed to completely remake the world Yes, this is a book that sympathizes with the poli...

  7. Susan says:

    The author gives the reader of the culture of the decade that changed America Young people protested the Vietnam War for they felt it unjust in killing women and children in a foreign land Our soldiers coming home were disrespected and spit upon and called baby killers Drugs and the counterculture set the tone for liberalism Students protested the bureaucratic system at the Universities and creating groups to fight and be recognized for their rights and music became of communicating how some The author gives the reader of the culture of the decade that changed America Young people protested the Vietnam War for they felt it unjust in killing women and children in a foreign land Our soldiers coming home were disrespected and spit upon and called baby killers Drugs and the counterculture set the tone for liberalism Students protested the bureaucratic system at the Universities and creating groups to fight and be recognized for their rights and music became of communicating how some felt while some music could represent rebellion against the mainstream culture of 1950 s straight and narrow mind set Young people wanted freedom and took every chance they could to just that express yourself through fashion, music, and personal beliefs, protests Gitlin ...

  8. Erik Graff says:

    While I was growing up Dad subscribed to Consumer Reports Well, he didn t actually subscribe He actually would sell ten subscriptions a year, mostly to colleagues at work, then get his subscription for free In bad years he d buy gift subscriptions for friends and family in order to get his free one.I was introduced to The Guardian, an independent radical newsweekly which published from 1947 through 1992, in high school In college, it being my favorite leftist rag, I got my own free copy While I was growing up Dad subscribed to Consumer Reports Well, he didn t actually subscribe He actually would sell ten subscriptions a year, mostly to colleagues at work, then get his subscription for free In bad years he d buy gift subscriptions for friends and family in order to get his free one.I was int...

  9. John Mosman says:

    I found this history of the anti war, anti government and 60 s revolution a difficult read but a fascinating one Todd Gitlin was a president of SDS during the sixties and deeply involved with anti war movement during the decade This intellectual gymnastics about the third world wars of liberation Vietnam and Cuba two examples tort...

  10. Joann says:

    To say I read this book is not correct Over the years I have dipped into it now and then, picking out pages that I thought I might find interesting Mostly I found it too intensely detailed particularly about the early sixties and focused on campus happenings and the SDC I guess I sort of ran between the raindrops of events in that period I began to pay attention about 1966 to the point that by 1968 I was working at Pacifica Radio, and the turmoil of that period isrelevant to me I To say I read this book is not correct Over the years I have dipped into it now and then, picking out pages that I thought I might find interesting Mostly I found it too intensely detailed particularly about the early sixties and focused on campus happenings and the SDC I guess I sort of ran between the raindrops of events in that period I began to pay attention about 1966 to the point that by 1968 I was working at Pacifica Radio, and the turmoil of that period isrelev...