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Destructive Generation Second Thoughts About the '60sDestructive Generation is the untold story of the 1960s the tragic c The book had a fairly strong start and finish but the central half or so was just a matter of slogging through it for me The account of Fay Stender gave the book a strong start and further looks into the Black Panthers and the Weatherman served to paint a vivid picture of the violent nature of the 60s and 70s But the departure from reporting into analysis was dry and wordy It seems these former leftists were bitter and whiny about the empty vision they abandoned and it makes for joyless reading The end had good moments of personal reflection but the sardonic tone throughout became oppressive I've twice read Whittaker Chamber's Witness which is much longer but it was so much touching and insightful I think it is because Collier and Horowitz were rejecting something without embracing anything that they come across so different than Chambers with his love for life and faith This is also the second book I've read bewailing this era's political ways and twice now I've been stunned at the way in which the authors don't really seem to be able to admit that there were reasons why young people were revolting and wanting to change society and America's influence in the world Just because you may reject their solutions does not mean that the hippies had not diagnosed something very sick about our society

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kindle Ý Destructive Generation Ö Second Thoughts About the '60s Ì peter collier Ì Destructive Generation is the untold story of the 1960s the tragic conseuences of everything goes hedonism and the destructiveness of revolutionary passion that typified the attitude of many young Onseuences of everything goes hedonism and the destructiveness of re It's been a few years since I read this book but it still resonates in my mind Finally somebody had the courage to speak up and talk about the way the Sixties really were not the myth They were a very frightening time thanks to the New Left and the Black Panthers and many of us were literally wondering whether or not the US would survivebecause those groups and their fellow travelers didn't want it to Romanticism of that era set in around Watergate but it shouldn't have we elected Nixon to do something about the Destructives and he did But the terrors of that time have been hushed up as it was We who were there will never forget them

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Volutionary passion that typified the attitude of many young radical An interesting book but ultimately one of these two authors probably Collier is too in love with the sound of his own voice His uasi novelistic style gets old uickly and he offers way too many mundane details that distract from his points I couldn't finish it