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Richard Flacks
Richard Flacks

Richard Flacks is professor of sociology emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1969. He is the author of...

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Richard Flacks on Pete Seeger

Now 90 years old, America’s exemplary troubadour continues his lifelong project to agitate and organize through song, fulfilling his father’s dictum that “Music, as any art, is not an end in itself, but is a means for achieving larger ends.”

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Richard Flacks on Tom Hayden

For 50 years, Tom Hayden has been an indefatigable organizer on behalf of the disenfranchised, and now, with the publication of his “Writings for a Democratic Society,” we have a chance to trace the arc of activism of an American original who continues to make history.

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Richard Flacks
Richard Flacks

Richard Flacks is professor of sociology emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1969. He is the author of “Making History: The American Left and the American Mind,” published by Columbia University Press, and has written extensively on social movements, music and politics, student life and culture, and strategies for social change.

He was a founding member of Students for a Democratic Society and has collaborated politically and intellectually with Tom Hayden for 45 years. He and his wife Mickey are active in community politics in Santa Barbara. Flacks has produced Culture of Protest, a weekly radio program on KCSB, for the last 26 years.

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