Buzzanco: New Left, the Anti-War Movement and Participatory Democracy

The latest U.S. history lecture from Green and Red Podcast co-host, and University of Houston history professor, Bob Buzzanco.

In this lecture he talks about the New Left and Participatory Democracy. It’s origins with C. Wright Mills, SDS, Port Huron Statement. The eruption of the Free Speech Movement, Mario Savio. The emergence of a mass Antiwar Movement.

As well as Chicano Movement–Cesar Chavez, Reies Tijerina, Brown Berets. And the Women’s Liberation–Friedan, Miss America Protest, Abortion Rights. Protest Music–Dylan, Rolling Stones.

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The New Left and the Next Left. What we can learn from 1960s radicals.

In today’s episode, Bob and Scott have a  free-wheeling discussion about the origins of the New Left, the  Wisconsin School (school of thought around the history of foreign  relations), and the how these radical ideas still have currency in  today’s emerging movements.

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This episode is a tribute to esteemed diplomatic historian Thomas McCormick who passed away on July 25th, 2020.