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By Rick Perlstein

Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the increase of the conservative move within the liberal Nineteen Sixties. on the middle of the tale is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal executive, despised liberals, and mocked “peaceful coexistence” with the USSR. Perlstein’s narrative shines a mild on an entire international of conservatives and their antagonists, together with William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and invoice Moyers. Vividly written, Before the Storm is a vital booklet in regards to the Nineteen Sixties.

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By chance Tom encountered a long-haired hippie named Lincoln Pain who was passing through town from Berkeley, California, the New Left and countercultural epicenter. Lincoln talked nonstop about revolutionary this and militant that. Tom told me on the phone, “I think I got our guy,” and I immediately hopped a subway down to his apartment in the Village, where we finished planning the caper. On a brisk March afternoon, Colonel Akst, stuffed into his uniform, pudgy red cheeks shining beneath his proud cap, stood up at the podium of Earl Hall, the campus religious center, to deliver his patriotic message.

I told the paper I’d heard that the “New York Knickerboppers” had done the dirty deed. The only people on campus—besides the administration—who didn’t like the action were the old leadership of SDS, the Praxis Axis. They thought it was “unserious and terroristic”; I thought they were nuts. T he pie affair didn’t seem to hurt our campaign against Columbia’s participation in the war: By March 27, a week after the notorious incident, SDS had fifteen hundred names on a petition 46 | UNDERGROUND: COLUMBIA (1965–1968) calling for the severing of the university’s ties with the Pentagon thinktank, the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA).

The son of leftists, he was looking for a more spiritual path. I fasted the first day, sitting out on the massive steps in front of Low Library with the other vigil keepers between classes. We attracted the attention of the campus press and passersby. My problem was that three days is a long time: I love to eat and always have. So the last two days my moral steadfastness wavered, and I snuck a piece of fruit here, a sandwich there, when no one was looking. I didn’t mention it to any of my fellow fasters on the steps.

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