Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Max Elbaum - Speaker

Max Elbaum presents 'Revolution in the Air'

The sixties were a time when radical movements learned to embrace twentieth-century Marxism. 'Revolution in the Air' is the definitive study of this turning point, and examines what the resistance of today can learn from the legacies of Lenin, Mao and Che.

It tells the story of the “new communist movement” which was the most racially integrated and fast-growing movement on the Left. These admirers of Mao, Che and Amilcar Cabral organized resistance to the Republican majorities of Nixon and Ford.

By the 1980s these groups had either collapsed or become tiny shards of the dream of a Maoist world revolution. Taking issue with the idea of a division between an early “good sixties” and a later “bad sixties,” Max Elbaum is particularly concerned to reclaim the lessons of the new communist movement for today’s activists who, like their sixties’ predecessors, are coming of age at a time when the Left lacks mass support and is fragmented along racial lines.

This event is FREE and everyone is invited.

Date: Sunday, May 20th, 4:00-5:30pm
Location: Time Tested Books, 1114 21st Street, Sacramento, California 95811
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