By Theodore Roszak
"It is a superb and hugely unique thesis. I commend Roszak for writing the book." - Tom Pochari, international Affairs Monthly
"...sense of optimisim that comes out during this e-book, the place Roszak champions the potential of restoring that misplaced dedication to the beliefs of libertion." Tom Hartley
The summer time of affection. Vietnam. Woodstock. those are the milestones of the newborn boomer iteration Theodore Roszak chronicled in his 1969 leap forward booklet The Making of a Counter Culture. a part of an unheard of toughness revolution, these boomers shape the main trained, so much socially conscientious, politically savvy older new release the realm has ever noticeable. and they're getting ready for Act Two.
The Making of an Elder Culture reminds the boomers of the inventive function they as soon as performed in our society and of the ethical and highbrow assets they need to draw upon for radical transformation of their later years. Seeing the event of getting older as a revolution in recognition, it predicts an “elder insurgency” the place boomers go back to soak up what they left undone of their formative years. free of aggressive individualism, military-industrial bravado, and the careerist rat race, who larger to forge a compassionate economic system? Who higher located not just to call for Social safeguard and Medicare for themselves, yet to champion “Entitlements for Everyone”? Fusing the fairway, the grey, and the simply, Eldertown could be an available, actually sustainable future.
Part demographic research, half heritage, half critique, and half charm, Theodore Roszak’s tackle the approaching transformation of our global is as clever because it is inspired—and totally appealing.
Theodore Roszak is the writer of fifteen books, together with the 1969 vintage The Making of a Counter Culture. he's professor emeritus of historical past at California nation collage, and lives in Berkeley, California.