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Radical Students free pdf From the 1920s to the 1960s the Left struggled to make ideological sense of the Great Depression, the growth of fascism and militarism overseas, World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War and fear of communism. All these conflicts found expression on the campus of Australia's oldest university, where ardent youth pursued the ideal of social justice. Sydney's controversial philosophy professor, John Anderson, and his Freethought Society added volatility to the mix with their rejection of orthodox politics. Later, impassioned hostility between supporters of the Communist Party, the Labor Party and the Catholic 'Movement' led by B. A. Santamaria ruffled undergraduate life. Alan Barcan, a participant in the radical movement, scrupulously avoids partisan bias. His personal experience is amplified by exhaustive research. Articles and reports of meetings from student magazines and the mainstream press, leavened with anecdotes and lively undergraduate wit, recreate the texture of student life and the shifting faultlines of political loyalties. The ruthless tactics, ponderous zeal and underlying idealism of student politics are set against discussion of liberal humanist tradition and the nature and purpose of universities.

About Alan Barcan

Dr Alan Barcan is an Honorary Associate of the Faculty of Education, University of Newcastle, having retired as Associate Professor in Education in 1986. He has written a number of books on Australian education.

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Author : Alan Barcan
Publisher : Melbourne University Press
Data Published : 04 August 1998
ISBN : 0522850170
EAN : 9780522850178
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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