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Dick Young: Not So "Young Ideas" on the Barricades in 1968

Dick Young: Not So "Young Ideas" on the Barricades in 1968 Dick Young Not So "Young Ideas" on the Barricades in 1968 Ron Briley Some scholars termed 1968 as the year of the barricades, for the world seemingly teetered on the brink of revolutionary change in Algeria, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Vietnam, and even the United States. Americans in 1968 lurched from one crisis to the next: the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and racial unrest in the nation's cities, campus insurrections at such influential institutions of higher learning as Columbia University, the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, the police riot at the Democratic National Convention, and the election of Richard Nixon as President. During this turbulent period, I was making the difficult transition from high school to being the first in my family to attend college. I identified with the youthful activists who were questioning American military and social policies. After all, I had only decided to try my hand at college after learning about the possibility of a college deferment from the draft. I let my hair grow and joined Students for a Democratic Society (sds). However, at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, not exactly a hotbed of radicalism, the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture uni_neb

Dick Young: Not So "Young Ideas" on the Barricades in 1968

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Dick Young Not So "Young Ideas" on the Barricades in 1968 Ron Briley Some scholars termed 1968 as the year of the barricades, for the world seemingly teetered on the brink of revolutionary change in Algeria, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Vietnam, and even the United States. Americans in 1968 lurched from one crisis to the next: the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and racial unrest in the nation's cities, campus insurrections at such influential institutions of higher learning as Columbia University, the murder of Robert F. Kennedy, the police riot at the Democratic National Convention, and the election of Richard Nixon as President. During this turbulent period, I was making the difficult transition from high school to being the first in my family to attend college. I identified with the youthful activists who were questioning American military and social policies. After all, I had only decided to try my hand at college after learning about the possibility of a college deferment from the draft. I let my hair grow and joined Students for a Democratic Society (sds). However, at West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas, not exactly a hotbed of radicalism, the

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NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Cultureuni_neb

Published: Sep 25, 2006

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