Our Time is Now

Our Time is Now : Notes from the High School Underground

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552658146
  • 9780552658140

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Mr. Birmingham, who edited his Hackensack, New Jersey high school underground paper Smuff, has excerpted here from others all over the country which discuss roughly the same issues and demands. He also indicates in his introduction that the high school movement is a "gap" apart from that of the colleges, and that these youngsters won't settle for any of the "standard proposals" handed down by the SDS. About 5% of them are involved in this underground and whether or not you'll find that these "sansculottes have just summed up what student power is all about," you will find them extremely verbal on the "apathetic majority," obscenity, demonstrations and "cop-frontations," censorship, marijuana, privacy invasions, suspensions, appearance, "the student as a nigger" or black problems (a major segment) and rock (another prominent one) along with such incidentals as a local garbage strike. (Kirkus Reviews)show more