WITNESS TO THE REVOLUTION: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul
By Clara Bingham
656 pages. Random House.
How can anyone adequately explain the rare incendiary mix of the anti-war movement, student rebellion, drug culture, civil rights activism, and women’s liberation that created the culture we call “the Sixties”? It was a moment in time that now seems evanescent yet left an indelible mark on almost every aspect of our lives. Author Clara Bingham achieves this by means of an oral history. She interviewed dozens of the primary players in the various movements that coalesced into what amounted to fundamental changes in the way we viewed almost all facets of our lives. Witness to the Revolution is a great book. It is also an important one, a book that I predict will be a reference…