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What Was the New Left? w/ Terry Renaud
Explores “new lefts” from the antifascist 1920s to the anti-establishment 1960s. Features Terry Renaud, assistant instructional professor in social sciences at the University of Chicago.
Discusses the forms of alternative left organizations, György Lukács, 1930s German anti-fascist group Neu Beginnen (New Beginning), sexual liberation and transgression of traditional forms, Neu Beginnen’s role in the Spanish Civil War, World War II’s effect on new leftism, and more.
Picks up during and after WWII in Germany, touching on the “inner exile” experienced by some German intellectuals during the Nazi regime, wartime intelligence work by leftist figures, the formation of the SED in the East, activity among the SPD and CDU in the West, and more.
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