By christa | May 11, 2012
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Advance Praise for Truth and Revolution:
“Michael Staudenmaier has uncovered a crucial story of the New Left, one that has escaped the attention of most scholars of the era. His skilled prose and meticulous research critically honors this history and draws lessons for us today.—James Tracy, co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times
“Wow! Truth and Revolution is a guided tour of the worker militancy, revolutionary nationalist upsurge, and new social movement eruptions of the last forty years. Best of all Staudenmaier breaks it all down for today’s social movements. Truth and Revolution is not to be missed.”—Dan Berger, editor of The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism
“STO’s unflinching focus on calling out white supremacy in all its manifestations is an important reminder for today. A must-read for students of leftist politics, social movements and Chicago history.”—Kari Lydersen, author of Revolt on Goose Island: The Chicago Factory Takeover and What it Says about the Economic Crisis
“Employing close readings of the STO’s publications and extensive interviews with former members, Staudenmaier provides this most intellectual of cadre organizations the carefully considered study they deserve. A local history of Chicago and Midwestern radicalism as well as a contribution to our knowledge of far left currents in the 1970s and 1980s, Truth and Revolution also provides critical background on the profound critiques of whiteness articulated from the 1990s on.”—Daniel Burton-Rose, author of Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s
“With his thoughtful, engaging reconstruction of the STO’s history, Michael Staudenmaier provides a sympathetic but not uncritical account of “an organization of revolutionaries who tried to think”, and in doing so engaged in practices and asked questions that still resonate today.”—Steve Wright, author of Storming Heaven
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