Richard Flacks, an emer­i­tus pro­fes­sor of soci­ol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, San­ta Bar­bara, is the author of Cul­tur­al Pol­i­tics and Social Move­ments (co-edi­tor, 1995); Beyond the Bar­ri­cades: The 60s Gen­er­a­tion Grows Up (1989); Mak­ing His­to­ry: The Amer­i­can Left and the Amer­i­can Mind (1988), and many arti­cles on social move­ments, left cul­ture and strategy.
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