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An Infantile Disorder?

The Crisis And Decline Of The New Left, 1st Edition

By Nigel Young


514 pages

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First published in 1977. The New Left, as an organised political phenomenon, came – and went – largely in the 1960s. Was the Movement that went into precipitate decline after 1969 the same New Left that had developed a decade earlier? Nigel Young’s thesis is that the core New Left, as it had evolved by the mid-1960s, had a unique identity that set

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Convergence and Breakthrough -- The New Left: A Core Identity -- A New Radicalism -- After Reformism: the Dilemmas of Extra-Parliamentarism -- The Problem of Agency -- Black Movements in Crisis -- In Search of Ideology -- The New Left in Britain: 1956–70 -- Vietnam and Alignment -- SDS in Flux -- Annus Mirabilis: 1968 -- Turn Towards Violence -- Revolution and the New Left -- Provocation: Response and Repression -- The New Left and the Old -- A Crisis of Identity -- Picking up the Threads -- Appendix: Leninism, Militarism, and Peasant Revolution

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