Love and Struggle

Love and Struggle Written From The Maximum Security Prison Where He Has Lived For Almost 30 Years, This Enlightening Memoir Chronicles The Militant Career Of David Gilbert, A Radical Activist Whose Incarceration Is Due To His Involvement In The 1981 Brinks Robbery, An Attempted Expropriation That Resulted In Four Deaths From His Entry Into The World Of Political Activism As The Founder Of Students For A Democratic Society At Columbia University To His Departure From Public Life In Order To Help Build The Clandestine Resistance To War And Racism Known As The Weathermen, Gilbert Relates All Of The Victories He Has Achieved And Obstacles He Has Encountered During His Struggle To Build A New World In Telling The Intensely Personal Story He Is Stripped Of All Illusions And Assesses His Journey From Liberal To Radical To Revolutionary With Rare Humor And Frankness A Firsthand Glimpse Into The Terrors And Triumphs Of The 1960s And Beyond, Love And Struggle Is As Candid And Uncompromising As Its Author. Gilbert presents a step by step rendering of his extraordinary journey from concerned student to convicted terrorist It is difficult to forgive him but it is also difficult to condemn him anythan jail time already has You will have to decide for yourself which of his actions were defensible and which were not You will never doubt the sincerity of his commitment to all oppressed people and the need to not remain silent in the face of intolerance.He is completely forthcoming in showing hi Gilbert presents a step by ste
In 2007, one of the best books I read was Outlaws of America by Dan Berger, which told the story of SDS and the Weather Underground informed by a focus on David Gilbert.Now, here is David Gilbert s own story, which is compelli
sad yes the imperium is unjust and needs to change, but this was still a bank robbery and a really bad idea lots of good references for reading materials on activism. I picked this book up on a whim because after several people were gratuitously rude to me, the guy at the book stand was nice and talked to me without being a patronizing jerk It had a good title, and he said it was pretty good, so I got it with not knowing much about it.Wow, I am glad I did It turns out to be a memoir by one of the members of the Weather Underground, about which I had an extremely vague memory from some history class Coincidentally the father of the guy who wrote a book I r I picked this book up on a whim because after several people were gratuitously rude to me, the guy at the book stand was nice and talked to me without being a patronizing jerk It had a good title, and he said it was pretty good, so I got it with not knowing much about it.Wow, I am glad I did It turns out to be a memoir by one of the members of the Weather Underground, about which I had an extremely vague memory from some history class Coincidentally the father of the guy who wrote a book I read last year, Gringo A Coming of Age in Latin America, a fact it took me a while to put together Anyway, good stuff It was slow going, because there are a million and twelve references sprinkled in that he either mentions in passing or recommends, and I looked up a lot of them Some were books,
It s always interesting to hear what draws people to do things that they end up spending the rest of their life in prison for His analysis on the Left movements in the 60s 70s was interesting and well stated, especially his critical analysis of SDS and WUO.Don t read this book if you don t already have a good grip on the movements in the era of Vietnam The author assumes that you know about SDS, SNCC, WUO, and a host of other acronyms I couldn t keep straight A lot of confusion for me came in It s always interesting to hear what draws people to do things that they end up spending the rest of their life in prison for His analysis on the Left movements in the 60s 70s was interesting and well stated, especially his critical analysis of SDS and WUO
. David Gilbert is behind bars for life Three people are dead as a result of an armed robbery that he took part in He has nothing of value to show for his years of life and his Ivy League education Back in the day I lived and worked with an underground newspaper collective so I am familiar with the endless, mind numbing political debates of the American Left Who should lead
This is a really solid memoir of a participant in SDS and their involvement in the Weather Underground and other armed struggle efforts in the U.S His analysis of race, his willingness to engage in self criticism, and his role as someone outside the Weather Underground leadership clique make this a very interesting read.It would be best enjoyed by someone who has some degree of familiarity with the general trajectory of SDS and the Weather Underground, but if you are a patient reader you could This is a really solid memoir of a participant in SDS and their involvement in the Weather Underground and other armed struggle efforts in the U.S His analysis of race, his willingness to engage in self criticism, and his role as someone outside the Weather Underground leadership clique make this a very interesting read.It would be best enjoyed by someone who has some degree of familiarity with the genera
this is undoubtedly my favorite of the SDS Weather memoirs David Gilbert s story gets better and better as it goes, until he is finally arrested and faces trial for participation in the 1981 Black Liberation Army robbery of a Brinks truck.David s writing is very human, sensitive and thoughtful his self criticisms, and criticisms of Weather are right on, although perhaps don t go far enough the way he talks about his son and lover Kathy is heartbreaking if there were any justice this man woul this is undoubtedly my favorite of the SDS Weather memoirs David Gilbert s story gets better and better as it goes, until he is finally arrested and faces trial for participation in the 1981 Black Liberation Army robbery of a Brinks truck.David s writing is very human, sensitive and thoughtful his self criticisms, and criticisms of Weather are right on, although perhaps don t go far
Definitely one of the most important books for 21st Century revolutionaries to read I devoured it in a little under 24 hours I just couldn t put it down Gilbert s candid approach to the successes and failures of his time and humbling honesty about his own shortcomin
Personal and honest, this book provides important insights into the successes and failures of Gilbert s anti racist white solidarity and organizing in the 60s and 70s Definitely inspiring and thought provoking.

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Love and Struggle
  • David Gilbert
  • English
  • 15 November 2017
  • 1604863196