The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections on the Future of America's Most Audacious Generation

The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections on the Future of America's Most Audacious Generation

Theodore Roszak


"It is an excellent and hugely unique thesis. I commend Roszak for writing the book." - Tom Pochari, international Affairs Monthly

"...sense of optimisim that comes out during this e-book, the place Roszak champions the potential for restoring that misplaced dedication to the beliefs of libertion." Tom Hartley

The summer season of affection. Vietnam. Woodstock. those are the milestones of the child boomer iteration Theodore Roszak chronicled in his 1969 leap forward e-book The Making of a Counter Culture. a part of an extraordinary durability revolution, these boomers shape the main trained, so much socially conscientious, politically savvy older iteration the area has ever obvious. and they're getting ready for Act Two.

The Making of an Elder Culture reminds the boomers of the inventive position they as soon as performed in our society and of the ethical and highbrow assets they need to draw upon for radical transformation of their later years. Seeing the event of getting older as a revolution in cognizance, it predicts an “elder insurgency” the place boomers go back to soak up what they left undone of their early life. free of aggressive individualism, military-industrial bravado, and the careerist rat race, who greater to forge a compassionate financial system? Who higher situated not just to call for Social protection and Medicare for themselves, yet to champion “Entitlements for Everyone”? Fusing the fairway, the grey, and the simply, Eldertown will be an plausible, really sustainable future.

Part demographic research, half heritage, half critique, and half charm, Theodore Roszak’s tackle the upcoming transformation of our international is as clever because it is inspired—and completely appealing.

Theodore Roszak is the writer of fifteen books, together with the 1969 vintage The Making of a Counter Culture. he's professor emeritus of heritage at California nation collage, and lives in Berkeley, California.

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