Most of my posts are just links to recommended reading, but this article by Don Hazen of Alternet, AlterNet: Bring the Sixties Out of the Closet, I’m calling special attention to. I see so much on the left denegrating the actions of the 60’s, and refusing to acknowledge the many positive results that the activists of the era achieved, not the famous ones only, but all the unknown marchers and peacemakers.
In the face of this [Bush era post-election] semiparalysis, ’60s values need to be liberated to give us some inspiration and updated to fit our present day. These values don’t belong to just one generation, but rather to a historical river of ideas and ideals that stretch back into history. They are ready to be claimed by new generations and reclaimed by those who remember what it was like the first time around.
Read the whole thing.