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By Peter Schwartz

Within the tumultuous past due 60s and early 70s, a social circulate referred to as the "New Left" emerged as a big cultural impression, particularly at the formative years of the USA. It was once a move that embraced "flower-power" and psychedelic "consciousness-expansion," that lionized Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro and introduced the Black Panthers and the Theater of the Absurd.In Return Of The Primitive (originally released in 1971 as The New Left), Ayn Rand, bestselling novelist and originator of the speculation of Objectivism, pointed out the highbrow roots of this move. She prompt humans to repudiate its senseless nihilism and to uphold, as a substitute, a philosophy of cause, individualism, capitalism, and technological progress.Editor Peter Schwartz, during this new, improved model of The New Left, has reorganized Rand's essays and extra a few of his personal that allows you to underscore the ongoing relevance of her research of that interval. He examines such present ideologies as feminism, environmentalism and multiculturalism and argues that a similar primitive, tribalist, "anti-industrial" mentality which lively the hot Left a iteration in the past is shaping society at the present time.

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