Eric v.d. Luft
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Parts will make you laugh, parts will make you think, parts will make you mad, parts will make you sick. Go for it all!
The purpose of Die at the Right Time! is not to memorialize yesterday, but to inspire today and tomorrow. If it helps any present or future leftists, war resisters, or young visionaries to avoid past mistakes or to improve on past successes, then it will have achieved this purpose.
In the sixties the cultural front lines were an exhausting place to be. Sometimes I think I was too close to it all to have an effective overview. Eric v.d. Luft’s Die at the Right Time! is a smart, keenly insightful guided tour of the intricate subtleties and nuances of that explosive period.
— Michael Tearson, WXPN DJ, 1967-1970; WMMR Music Director, 1970-1976
The author, a teacher of philosophy, religion, and history, was a ten-year-old sixth-grader when President John F. Kennedy was murdered on November 22, 1963. Die at the Right Time! is the story of the cultural, political, aesthetic, and sociological development he shared nationwide with his rebellious peers from that point until the early seventies. He remains an unreconstructed,unrepentant, and uncompromised believer that the best thing he ever did was to work against the Vietnam War. Die at the Right Time! shows the leftist ideals of the sixties as he experienced them.
Leftist culture-vulture and philosopher Eric v.d. Luft takes us on a season-by-season romp through the pop culture of that glorious and earth-shattering decade, reliving and analyzing the music, films, books, TV, and sports. Whether you actually lived through the era — as I did — or wished you had, this book will help you understand all the critical connections between the pop culture of the time and the history that was being made in Vietnam and in the streets. Die at the Right Time! will live on my bookshelf as an indispensable reference.
— Mark Rudd, leader of the 1968 student takeover of Columbia University
Dewey Decimal: 973'.923
Library of Congress: E846.L83d 2009
Book Publisher: Gegensatz Press
No. of Pages: 536
Acid Free Paper: Yes
Neutral pH Paper: Yes