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The Counterculture: Left Meets Right

Rebecca E. Klatch

in A Generation Divided

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780520217133
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520922341 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0006
The Counterculture: Left Meets Right

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This chapter analyzes how and why the counterculture divided activists within SDS and YAF, at the same time that it brought the worlds of the left and right together. It explains that the use of drugs unified elements of the left and right as they became enemies of the state and shared a common impulse toward personal freedom.

Keywords: SDS; YAF; counterculture; leftists; right; use of drugs; personal freedom; enemies

Chapter.  9837 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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