“Take over NCNP!” begged a headline in the New Politics News, the convention bulletin of the National Conference for a New Politics, which convened in Chicago on August 30 to create some sort of “organization and action”—possibly a third ticket in the ’68 elections—to end the condition wherein “we, the American people, are powerless.”
This is perhaps the one true chord that the New Left has struck from the beginning: so many of us are indeed powerless—either to end the war in Vietnam, which continues to escalate beyond human control or comprehension, or to ease the tension and violence in our cities, which a Congress dominated by rural and Southern elements seems only to exacerbate. ...
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