David Dellinger

David Dellinger The year was 1969 In a Chicago courthouse, David Dellinger, one of the Chicago Eight, stood trial for conspiring to disrupt the National Democratic Convention Dellinger, a long time but relatively unknown activist, was suddenly, at fifty three, catapulted into the limelight for his part in this intense courtroom drama.From obscurity to leader of the antiwar movement, David Dellinger is the first full biography of a man who bridged the gap between the Old Left and the New Left Born in 1915 in the upscale Boston suburb of Wakefield to privilege, Dellinger attended Yale during the Depression, where he became an ardent pacifist and antiwar activist Rejecting his parents affluent lifestyle, he endured lengthy prison sentences as a conscientious objector to World War II and created a commune in northern New Jersey in the 1940s, a prototype for those to follow twenty years later.His instrumental role in the creation of Liberation magazine in 1956 launched him onto the national stage Writing regular essays for the influential radical monthly on the arms race and the Civil Rights movement, he earned an audience among the New Left radicals As anti Vietnam sentiment grew, he became, in Abbie Hoffman s words, the father of the antiwar movement and the architect of the 1968 demonstrations in Chicago He remained active in anti war causes until his death on May 25, 2004 at age 88.Vilified by critics and glorified by supporters, Dellinger was a man of contradictions a rigid Ghandian who nonetheless supported violent revolutionary movements a radical thinker and gifted writer forced to work as a baker to feed his large family and a charismatic leader who taught his followers to distrust all leaders Along the way, he encountered Eleanor Roosevelt, Ho Chi Minh, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Black Panthers and all the other major figures of the American Left.The remarkable story of a stubborn visionary torn between revolution and compromise, David Dellinger reveals the perils of dissent in America through the struggles of one of our most important dissenters. Best Download Kindle ePUB David Dellinger Author Andrew E. Hunt – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 346 pages
  • David Dellinger
  • Andrew E. Hunt
  • English
  • 18 April 2017
  • 0814736386

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    This book is well done, but I prefer Dellinger s own account of his life Hunt fills in the gaps and provides overview, but does not supplant Dellinger s book Both books are worth reading They don t always agree On page 64 Hunt calls Pearl Harbor an unprovoked attack Dellinger saw it differently, as Hunt acknowledges This book extends decades beyond the time frame covered in Dellinger s book Dellinger s commitment to nonviolence was put to the test over the years He was imprisoned, abus This book is well done, but I prefer Dellinger s own account of his life Hunt fills in the gaps and provides overview, but does not supplant Dellinger s book Both books are worth reading They don t always agree On page 64 Hunt calls Pearl Harbor an unprovoked attack Dellinger saw it differently, as Hunt acknowledges This book extends decades beyond the time frame covered in Dellinger s book Dellinger s commitment to nonviolence was put to the test over the years He was imprisoned, abused to the point of torture, force fed, kept in solitary, splattered with red paint, beaten up, clubbed by police, vilified by the press, but stayed true to his principles through it all He had his jaw broken and one eye blinded, without retaliating He was confrontational, but not violent What a reflection on the United States of America How we love to punish peacemakers This is a story of relentless per...

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