Revolution in the Air : Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che
Description: Revolution in the Air is the definitive study of how radicals from the sixties movements embraced twentieth-century Marxism, and what movements of dissent today can learn from the legacies of Lenin, Mao and Che.
Review: "It should be required reading for those interested in the modern history of social movements and for radicals of my generation who are trying to find out what went wrong."--Los Angeles Times "The breadth of Elbaum's knowledge ... marks this book as an absolutely first-rate work of political scholarship."--Village Voice "Truly a superb work of scholarship that raises all the right questions ..."--Radical History "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 Biography: Max Elbaum was a member of Students for a Democratic Society and a leader of one of the main new communist movement organizations. His writings have appeared in the Nation, the US Guardian, CrossRoads, and the Encyclopedia of the American Left. He lives in Oakland.