Author : Newman Joseph
Title : Communism and the New Left What they're up to now
Year : 1969

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Introduction. There is considerable confusion in the United States about the different groups which make up the far left, old and new. This is due to a number of factors. First there is the Communist Party-U.S.A., ever-loyal to Soviet Russia. This aged party realizes it cannot survive as a powerful influence unless it enters into the stream of the younger forces of the so-called "New Left." Hence its members may be found in the ranks of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), one of the major groups of the New Left. However, most youthful members of the New Left consider the Russians and their American followers to be "square" and "old hat"-products of a Soviet society which has gone soft and "bourgeois," not so different, in their opinion, from the United States. The radical students themselves-described by one professor as "the spoiled children of the consumer society"are another source of seeming contradiction. ...