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‘Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out’ … Drop Back in: 1960s ex-Radicals1

Ashley Lavelle

in The politics of betrayal: Renegades and ex-radicals from Mussolini to Christopher Hitchens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088162
eISBN:
9781781706169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088162.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The decade of the 1960s was one of heightened radical political activity in crucial centres of capital accumulation. The Vietnam war, in particular, provided the impetus for the explosion of ... More


1960s Radicals and Political Defeat: A Lost Cause?

Ashley Lavelle

in The politics of betrayal: Renegades and ex-radicals from Mussolini to Christopher Hitchens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088162
eISBN:
9781781706169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088162.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

After the 1960s rebellions, hope and resistance soon gave way to despair and retreat: the eclipse of this radical period in the US was characterised by downturns in levels of political activity, ... More


Overstated Radicals

Ashley Lavelle

in The politics of betrayal: Renegades and ex-radicals from Mussolini to Christopher Hitchens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088162
eISBN:
9781781706169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088162.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The radical and renegade may not always be the indivisible species they first appear to be. A closer inspection of the radical's politics can reveal important continuities through the years, or at ... More


For Thirty Pieces of Silver?

Ashley Lavelle

in The politics of betrayal: Renegades and ex-radicals from Mussolini to Christopher Hitchens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088162
eISBN:
9781781706169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088162.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Perhaps one explanation for evidence – cited in earlier chapters – of radicals with similar politics setting off in completely different directions is corruption: that radicals are seduced by the ... More


Arthur Koestler, The Twentieth-Century ‘Sceptic’, and Other Cold War Pilgrims

Ashley Lavelle

in The politics of betrayal: Renegades and ex-radicals from Mussolini to Christopher Hitchens

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088162
eISBN:
9781781706169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088162.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Among the renegades who embraced a wide range of movements and causes – in some instances, so many that the break with radicalism appears as just one step in a long series – probably the most ... More


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