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Department
History
Course
HIS378H1
Professor
Professor Candace Sobers
Semester
Winter

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HIS378H Lecture Feb 6/2014 The New Left and the 1960s University • Defining the New Left  o Begins in Europe/UK  Rise of liberalism  Old left refers to old communists/Marxists of 1930s • American federation of labor  • Build arguments for critiquing capitalism  o Disillusionment with Soviet communism o New Left Review (1960)  Writing about revolution  Worried about Sharpeville  o Anti­nuclear activism  o C Wright Mills  Professor of sociology at Columbia  Concerned with roles and responsibilities of intellectuals in the post war world  “The Power Elite” 1958  The masses of people become alienated   Democracy is fiction • Decisions have already been made for you   Mills argues that America is a deeply stratified society at a time where Americans don’t want  to believe this about themselves  He also critiques liberalism   “ Letter to the New Left” • 1960 • Mills denounces the bipartisan connection  • The problem is not really communism or democracy, etc. the problem is that a small group  of elites control all the major institutions  o “The establishment” • Believes that universities should foster active political engagement among the students • Should academics be engaged or detached? • Students need to engage the structures of power  • Campus Activism Begins o Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
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