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Summer 1999

From Hippies to Hypocrisy: The Saga of the Idea That the Personal is Political

Alan Wolfe is professor of political science and director of the Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College. His latest book One Nation After All (Penguin,1998).

Boston - Events since the 1960s have made it abundantly clear that one of the worst ideas advocated during that tumultuous decade was the slogan that the personal was the political. Yet of all the ideas spawned at that time, this one seems not only to have survived, but to have spread to some unlikely places.

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