Max Elbaum - "Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che" - Tobita Chow

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Max Elbaum

"An absolutely first-rate work of political scholarship.” The Village Voice

Max Elbaum discusses Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che. He will be joined by Tobita Chow. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

Presented in partnership with Verso Books

At the Co-op

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About the book: Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che is a definitive study of how radicals from the sixties movements embraced twentieth-century Marxism, and what movements of dissent today can learn from the legacies of Lenin, Mao and Che. Elbuam draws on his personal experiences as a member of Students for a Democratic Society at University of Wisconsin-Madison, as an antiwar activist/labor organizer in the San Francisco Bay Area, and as a founding member of Line of March, deflating the notion that sixties radicalism consisted of middle-class student rebellions.

About the author: Max Elbaum has been involved in peace and anti-racist movements since joining students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in Madison, Wisconsin in the 1960s. Through the 1970s and 1980s he participated in campaigns defending affirmative action and opposing U.S. military interventions in the Third World while writing extensively for the radical press and taking part in then-widespread efforts to construct a new U.S. revolutionary political party. In the 1990s, he was the editor of CrossRoads, a magazine featuring dialogue and debate among socialists and radicals from different left political traditions.

About the interlocutor: Tobita Chow, a Global Justice Organizer at The People’s Lobby where he leads a campaign for a global minimum wage. He is a co-author of The Movement We Need, a pamphlet on analysis and strategy for the progressive movement released by the Center for Progressive Strategy and Research.


Event Location: 
Seminary Co-op
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637