The New Left: Legacy And Continuity
Edited By Dimitrios Roussopoulos

Black Rose Books

Dimitrios Roussopoulos has chosen a variety of voices for this anthology; some are academically opaque, but others sing. The voices are varied in their ideology as well, which adds to the rich texture of The New Left. One particular essay which resonates long after the book is closed is “The Way We Were and the Future of the Port Huron Statement” by Tom Hayden. He looks back thoughtfully, and his predictions for the future alone are worth the price of the book. The social movements of the ’60s, here well explained, won some battles but the war continues, with increasing threats of globalization, poverty, hunger, and all the ills that beset humankind. Ignore the careless editing and assimilate the message. This is a “must read.” mRb