New Left

Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • The New Left And Radical Counterculture

    1195 Words  | 5 Pages

    conservative sentiments aren’t usually the first thing to come to mind. Yet, while the New Left and the radical counterculture were reshaping cultural ideals, it was the New Right who emerged from the 1960s as a viable political force. The New Left can be categorized as a broad, largely youthful, movement with the goal to challenge various social norms and to institute a “participatory democracy”. Moreover, the New Left was “New” in a sense that they differed from the labor-centered liberal elites at the time;

  • Essay about America and Post World War II Era: New Left Versus Right

    2119 Words  | 9 Pages

    America’s Post-World War II Era: New Left vs. Right The challenge to a variety of political and social issues distinctly characterizes the post World War II (WWII) era, from the mid 1940’s through the 1970’s, in the United States. These issues included African-American civil rights, women’s rights, the threat of Communism, and America’s continuous war effort by entering the Cold War immediately after the end to WWII. These debated issues led to the birth of multiple social movements, collectively

  • Immigrants In 1900's New York City-Why They Left Home

    290 Words  | 2 Pages

    late 1800s to the mid 1900s, population in New York City was ever increasing. The stories of the “American Dream” and the magnificent new town of New York reached Europe and stirred a plentiful amount of people to move to the new land. While the new world economy was thriving, many Europeans faced great hardships as a result of it, such as, “Crop failure, resulted in loss of jobs and famine” and “Religious and political freedom” which led them to see that “New York City was a haven for all people from

  • The New Left / Hippie Movement

    1132 Words  | 5 Pages

    Struggle for Equality Stansell (2010) noted, early in the women 's emancipation movement, which was profoundly embedded in the New Left, activists took an belligerent approach to their protests. Protests against sexism in the media vacillated from putting stickers saying "Sexist" on distasteful advertisements to embracing sit-ins at community media outlets, all the way to damage of newspaper offices p. 311. This method sometimes crossed the line into vulgarity, as at the 1968 sit-down outside the

  • The New Left Review Essay

    993 Words  | 4 Pages

    The New Left Review is journal published every two months out of London that analyzes world politics, the global economy, state powers and protest movements, contemporary social theory, history and philosophy; cinema, literature, heterodox art and aesthetics. ("New Left Review - about") Stuart Hall, a renowned cultural theorist was the first editor of the NLR. Hall’s work with the NLR often involved “both a political challenge to dominant cultural patterns and a cultural challenge to hegemonic politics

  • Historical Impact Of 1968

    1475 Words  | 6 Pages

    of the United States and its world policies, which had led it into the Vietnam war; the relatively passive attitude of the Soviet Union, which the 1968 revolutionaries saw as "collusion" with the United States; the inefficacy of the traditional Old Left movements in opposing the status quo. In retrospect, 1968, the year of global revolt halfway between the end of World War II and the end of the Cold War, looked like a failed revolution. Nonetheless, the impacts of 1968 formulated ever gradually

  • The Anti War Of The Vietnam War

    1735 Words  | 7 Pages

    the anti-war movement was fueled by three ambitious groups who, in their quest for distinct changes, induced the downfall of the liberalist democratic party and set the stage for the new conservative republicans with three movements that made up the anti-war radicalism. These three movements include, the New Left movement, Black Power and Women’s liberation movement. All three movements were initiated due to the negative effects of the Vietnam War on their needs, “suggesting that the American “system”

  • The Close Of The First World War

    1510 Words  | 7 Pages

    brought with it sweeping changes in the cultural climate of European intellectuals. One such change was the gradual shift of socialist theory eastward into the nascent Soviet Union. This left a large void in previous centers of European socialist thought; most notably the ensuing vacuum of ideological orientation among left-wing German intellectuals. This vacuum predicated the founding of the Frankfurt School at the Institut für Sozialforschung. The theorists of the Frankfurt School quickly became a revitalizing

  • Permanent Impact of the Counter-Culture on Today's American Society

    1953 Words  | 8 Pages

    illusionary is the reality of a new culture of opposition. It grows out of the disintegration of the old forms, vinyl and aerosol institutions that carry all the inane and destructive values of privatism; competition, commercialism, profitability and elitism…It's not a "youth thing" by now but a generational event; chronological age is the only current phase". The previous quote was written by Andrew Kopkind in Rolling Stone on the Woodstock festival observing that a new culture was immersing from the

  • The World Into The American Image

    856 Words  | 4 Pages

    Foreign policy, is government strategy of dealing with other countries. The United States had an “open door” policy where free flow of trade, investment, information, and culture were key principles in foreign relations. Later we started to become an intervening military, involved with other nation affairs, and wanting to promote liberty and democracy. The United States wanted to remake the world into the American image. World War I was the first test of Wilson’s belief that American power could