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2.2 Paper #1 - Margaret Stebbins August 31, 2011 The 1960s:...

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Margaret Stebbins August 31, 2011 The 1960s: An Explosive Generation! 2/2 Paper # 1 Question 1 : Both YAF and SDS claimed to be moving away from the older generation’s ideas and ways of thinking. However, YAF seemed to remain affiliated with their parent group more so than SDS, as Rebecca Klatch says, “In contrast to YAF’s smooth relationship with and admiration for their parent organization, SDS’s relationship with the Old Left was characterized by difficulty and tension” (p. 28). How did this association effect the organization during the 1960s, and did it restrict the freedom of YAF to remain true to their original cause stated in the Sharon Statement? Question 2 : Klatch quotes Lee Edwards saying, “My God, to be a youth conservative in the sixties was to be an untouchable, a pariah, a Jew in Syria, a black in South Africa. We were scum. We were reviled. We were scorned” (p. 35). In my personal experience, I have met many young conservatives. What changed between now and the
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