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Fantasies Of Revolution

LSE Arts ‘Revolution Time’ public lecture

In the late 1960s, political activists, rock stars and the counter-culture media conspired to make it seem as if a revolution was about to sweep away the existing order in the USA and the rest of the capitalist world. Yet by the early 1970s, that dream had died. Was revolution ever really on the agenda? Or were these fantasies doomed from the start? Who were the heroes of this saga, and were they also the villains? The author of a definitive guide to this remarkable period of modern history examines the evidence, and the charismatic but fallible icons of the era.

Peter Doggett has been writing about music, popular culture and social history for more than 25 years. He is the author of the critically acclaimed history of rock music's encounter with revolutionary politics, There's A Riot Going On, as well as many other books, including Are You Ready For The Country and The Art And Music Of John Lennon.


Peter Doggett | talks


Date and Time:

13 November 2008 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Shaw Library, London School of Economics
Old Building, Houghton St

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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