Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
A Hard Rain FellSDS and Why it Failed$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Barber

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781934110171

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781934110171.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 14 August 2018

Reasserting the Centrality of White Radicals

Reasserting the Centrality of White Radicals

Chapter:
(p.188) Chapter Five Reasserting the Centrality of White Radicals
Source:
A Hard Rain Fell
Author(s):

David Barber

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781934110171.003.0006

This chapter analyzes Revolutionary Youth Movement (RYM) factions from mid-October 1969 to the great upheaval of May 1970. As the antiwar movement began to peak in November 1969, factions of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) increasingly isolated themselves from this mass movement. Weatherman did so by determining that mass demonstrations were irrelevant and that only violence mattered. RYM IIers, on the other hand, isolated themselves by increasingly ducking behind Marxist dogma: only the united proletariat, black and white, could bring down imperialism. The key task for revolutionaries was not mobilizing masses of new people against the war, but was building the foundations for a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist party of the working class in the United States.

Keywords:   Students for a Democratic Society, SDS, New Left, Revolutionary Youth Movement, RYM, antiwar movement, Weatherman, Marxism

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.