The Long March—How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America (Revisited)

Marx and Marcuse. Gramsci and Ginsberg. Clinton and Obama. From bohemians and radicals to the universities to the White House, how did the Left, with its catechism of negation, seize the high places of our culture and what does it portend for our ability to sustain a civilization that allows and even encourages the pursuit of the good life?

Roger Kimball addresses this in his book, The Long March. I’ve been reading through it again recently and then came upon these remarks he gave shortly after its release. It’s well worth watching.

Roger Kimball: “What if the radicalism of the ’60s together with the capitalist culture of accumulation adds up not to the good life but to a life of hedonistic excess and narcissism?”

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