Princeton Radicals of the 1960s, Then and Now


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About the Book

Part history, part biography, this book describes the issues that produced the passionate activism of the 1960s and the campaigns waged at Princeton University by Students for a Democratic Society, the most important radical organization on campuses at the time. The author traces the lives of nine leaders of the Princeton SDS chapter, examining the effect of their participation in the radical movement on their career choices and subsequent political opinions. A number of these former activists are still involved in efforts to create a more egalitarian society, the same goal that motivated them half a century ago.

About the Author(s)

The late William H. Tucker was a professor of psychology at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey and was the author of three award-winning books on the misuse of science to justify oppressive social policies, especially in connection with race.

Bibliographic Details

William H. Tucker

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 300
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6301-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2291-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Introduction: Latter Day Images 1

Part I: The Radical 1960s
1. Moral Imperatives: The Reasons for Radicals 11
2. “Even Princeton” 55

Part II: The Lives of Former Activists
3. The Lawyer for Employers 109
4. The Erotic Marxist 119
5. The Poetry of Illness 134
6. The Talent 145
7. Studying the Divide 160
8. Being Useful 177
9. The Organizer 192
10. Counteracting the U.S. Role 207
11. The ­Anti-Anti-Communist 226

Conclusion: Past and Present 244
Chapter Notes 255
Bibliography 277
Index 285