March 2, 2007
How Old Is the New SDS?
In the summer of 1960, the noted American poet Kenneth Rexroth issued a warning to college undergraduates. The previous spring had witnessed a wave of student sit-ins against racial discrimination in the South, as well as a protest by students in the Bay area against the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities. That the famously "silent generation" on campuses in the 1950s was making way for a new generation of student activists seemed a welcome development to