Commentary About the Assertion and Impact of the New Left Movement in America in the 1960s

Yonghong ZHANG


The New Left movement in America in the 1960s made a violent attack on the human oppression and devastation brought by the developed industrialized society and arouse intense echo among the post-war American young people. The New Left movement took on a tint of keen idealism and a tendency of anarchism, and was more a cultural and ideological revolution than an economic revolution. This movement had a great impact on America: It compelled the American troops to withdraw from Vietnam; It shook the traditional values in America; and it advanced the reform in the American society.


1960s; America; The New Left movement; Assertion; Impact

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