A New Dawn for the New Left: Liberation News Service, by B. Slonecker

By B. Slonecker

This booklet examines the underground Liberation information provider and the commune Montague Farm to track the evolution of the hot Left after 1968. within the approach, it extends the chronological breadth of the lengthy Sixties, rethinks the connection among political and cultural radicalism, and explores the relationships among diversified social activities.

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Who have not responded to the bill. Our situation remains critical. We also need manpower: secretaries, typists, clerks, editors, writers, and a new printer. ”23 The Express Times had paid its bill, however, and the distant location of its San Francisco office precluded anybody packing up to help fill LNS’s need for extra staff. Express Times staffers continued to work as usual. ”24 Express Times staffers noted the change of address and began sending copies of their rag to the address on Claremont Avenue in Harlem.

Everything was totally chaotic. ”46 Young’s critique extended beyond mere style. When LNS held meetings—an uncommon affair in its early months—Young sensed that Bloom manipulated the conversation to arrive at his predetermined conclusions. ”47 Consequently, Young found their leadership to be insincere: “I feel that their phony attitudes towards magical blah-blah, or whatever, totally ignored the reality of what it meant to publish this news service—and not only to publish this news service, but to struggle against the establishment press and Nixon and Johnson and .

Although Young felt uncomfortable with Mungo’s ambiguous line between fact and fiction, he remained open to advocacy journalism. ”42 Even when the new journalism did not entirely deny objectivity, it smelled of forthright advocacy. In the weeks after Young’s arrival at LNS, Bloom proved himself to be a charismatic and polarizing figure. In many ways, Bloom was a superb leader. Again and again, Bloom proved himself a tireless worker, often devoting hours of manic labor to keeping LNS afloat. And Bloom had an MAGIC!

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