The Making of a Radical: A Political Autobiography

The Making of a Radical A Political Autobiography The fascinating story of the activist and self sufficiency pioneer who made his name as a formidable opponent of child labour and military imperialism

  • Title: The Making of a Radical: A Political Autobiography
  • Author: Scott Nearing
  • ISBN: 9781890132590
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • The fascinating story of the activist and self sufficiency pioneer who made his name as a formidable opponent of child labour and military imperialism.

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    • Scott Nearing

      Scott Nearing 1883 1983 was an American conservationist, peace activist, educator and writer Born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, Nearing is still viewed as a radical 20 years after his death In 1954 he co authored Living the Good Life How to Live Simply and Sanely in a Troubled World with his wife Helen The book, in which war, famine and poverty were discussed, described a nineteen year back to the land experiment and also advocated a modern day homesteading Nearing s anti war activities cost him two teaching jobs, and he was even charged under the Espionage Act for opposing the First World War.



    360 thoughts on “The Making of a Radical: A Political Autobiography

    • it's always interesting to read auto-biographies and see what people choose to say and not say about themselves. I liked this book a lot for the political aspects and seeing politics through new eyes in the early 1900s. Although I liked this book, I did find him to rant and rave and stand on his soap-box time and time again about the same points of why capitalism cannot compare to socialism. Although I do like to compare the two, Nearing doesn't look at socialism's bad examples in society, sayin [...]


    • This is good, and an amazing man who lived a century. You get a great history of the first half of the 20th century through the entertaining and eye opening lifestyle of this rational, driven, and forward thinking man. I'm saddened that many people will not read this.


    • interesting so far someone who started out with "normal" beliefs and upbringing eventually learned to depend on his own beliefs and ways of being, rather than relying on everyone else.



    • "Where have all the radicals gone?"(sung in the voice of Paula Cole, of course)doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo, doo doo doo


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