Re: Readers

Michel J Martin (
Sun, 7 Apr 1996 19:41:56 -0400

Regarding the Breines and Bloom reader, it is the stated purpose of the
authors to try to discourage the "escapism" of the sixties and encourage
more constructive legacies from that decade. Not surprisingly,
therefore, there is little mention of drugs and sex. I simply find it
difficult to try to recall the sixties accurately when the selections are
tilted so far towards the New Left--and what the authors want us to now
remember as the worthy legacy of the New Left.

A much more representative reader, one which captures better the
complexity of the Sixties, is Gerald Howard, ed. THE SIXTIES (NY, 1982,

Mike Martin
Temple University, History