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Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American Liberalism


reviewed by Joel Doerfler 1995

coverTitle: Never Stop Running: Allard Lowenstein and the Struggle to Save American Liberalism
Author(s): William H. Chafe
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton
ISBN: 1998069105973X, Pages: 556, Year: 1998
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Though the name Allard Lowenstein has little resonance for those too young to remember the Mississippi Freedom Ballot or the "dump Johnson" movement, older generations of Americans will forever associate it with the liberal activism and heady idealism of the 1960s. For years Lowenstein was an eminence grise of the student movement; indeed, by the late sixties (when he was approaching forty) he could fairly be designated "the world's oldest student leader." Lowenstein played a pivotal role in mobilizing northern white students to go to Mississippi in 1963 and 1964 to join in the struggle to secure for African Americans their long-denied right to participate in the political process. He was an early critic of President Johnson's Vietnam policy, and was perhaps the single most important reason why Eugene McCarthy and, soon thereafter, Robert Kennedy opted to challenge a sitting president of their own party and enter the 1968 race. During his one term in Congress (1969-1970), representing a traditionally Republican district in Long Island, Lowenstein... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 97 Number 2, 1995, p. 345-349
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1434, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 7:10:08 AM

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