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The biography that sat here from 2001 - 2011 has been completely superceded by the Mark Satin Wikipedia biography, which is located HERE.
For Marilyn Ferguson's more interpretive biography of Satin, go HERE.
Mark Satin, right, doing what he loves best - networking - with the co-author of Networking, Jeffrey Stamps (1944 - 2011, r.i.p.).
This website now
includes comprehensive pages on
each of Satin’s major political projects, often with recent (c. 2014)
introductions by him:
For Radical Middle
Newsletter (1999 – 2009), go HERE.
For Radical Middle
the book (2004), go HERE.
For New Options
Newsletter (1984 –1992), go HERE.
For the U.S. Greens’
founding conference (1984), go HERE.
For the New World
Alliance (1979 – 1983), go HERE.
For the New Age
Politics book tour / New World Alliance organizing tour (1978 – 1979++),
For New Age Politics
the book (originally 1976), go HERE.
For the Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada (1968), go HERE.
For the Toronto
Anti-Draft Programme (1967 –
1968), go HERE.
For Satin’s fraught
presidency of a Students for a Democratic Society chapter in upstate New York
(1966), see Chapter Five of his autobiographical novel covering 1964 – 1966,
Confessions of a Young Exile, available on Amazon HERE.
For Satin's fraught experiences with the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee in Holly Springs, Mississippi (1965), go HERE.
Most of these texts are
either web-accessible or available through libraries (or a well-equipped
library computer). A much longer
list of references is at the end of the Mark Satin Wikipedia biography.
Middle, the book – positive reviews
Gadi Dechter, “Radical
Middle: The Politics We Need Now,” Baltimore City Paper, February
25, 2004, p. 35. [Dechter was
later named to Obama’s Commerce Department.]
Robert Olson, “The
Rise of Radical Middle Politics,” The Futurist, January-February
2005, pp. 45-47. [Olson was a
senior fellow at the Institute for Alternative Futures near Washington, D.C.]
MIDDLE, THE BOOK – NEGATIVE REVIEWS
Ed Kilgore, “Good
Government: Time to Stop Bashing the Two-Party System,” The
Washington Monthly, June 2004, pp. 58-50.
[Kilgore was policy director of the Democratic Leadership Council.]
Charles R. Morris, “What
Works & What Doesn’t,” Commonweal, June 4, 2004, p. 25.
[Morris is a long-time contributor to The Wall Street Journal.]
Annie Gottlieb, Do
You Believe in Magic?, Times Books / Random House, 1987, pp. 74, 80-81,
153-55, and 371. [N.b.: in the
Simon & Schuster paperback edition, 1988, the page numbers are 72, 78-79,
153-55, and 372.]
“Mark’s Ism: New Options’s
Editor Builds a New Body Politic,” Washington City Paper, March 17,
1989, pp. 6-8.
OF THE GREENS
John Ely, “Green
Politics in the United States and Europe.”
In Margit Mayer and John Ely, eds., The
German Greens, Temple University Press, 1998, p. 200.
Greta Gaard, Ecological
Politics: Ecofeminists and the Greens, Temple University Press, 1998,
pp. 66, 70-71, and (especially) 142-43.
Marilyn Saunders and Bob
New World Alliance: Toward a Transformational Politics,” AHP
Newsletter, December 1980, pp. 14-16 / pdf pp. 12-14.
Publication of the Association for Humanistic Psychology.
Arthur Stein, Seeds
of the Seventies: Values, Work, and Commitment in Post-Vietnam America,
University Press of New England, 1985, pp. 134-39.
AGE POLITICS-NEW WORLD ALLIANCE NETWORKING TOUR
Jessica Lipnack and
Jeffrey Stamps, Networking: The
First Report and Directory, Doubleday, 1982, pp. 107-08.
Alison Wells and Stanley
Commons, “Moving Politics with Spirit (and Greyhound),” New Realities
magazine, June-July 1979, pp. 22-25.
AGE POLITICS, EXPANDED EDITIONS – POSITIVE REVIEWS
John Amodeo, “The
Six-Sided Prison,” Yoga Journal, November-December 1978, pp. 62-63.
John McClaughry, “What’s
This New Age Stuff?,” Reason magazine, August 1980, pp. 46-47.
AGE POLITICS, EXPANDED EDITIONS – CRITIQUES
Dana L. Cloud,
“Socialism of the Mind: The New Age of Post-Marxism.”
In Herbert W. Simons and Michael Billig, eds., Afrer
Postmodernism: Reconstructing Ideology Critique, SAGE Publications,
1994, pp. 222-251.
Michael S. Cummings,
“Mind Over Matter in the Prison,” Alternative Futures, vol. 4, no.
1 (1981), pp. 158-66.
AGE POLITICS, ORIGINAL EDITION
Gordon Flagler, “New
Age Philosopher Good Despite Extreme Proposals,” Ottawa Citizen, June
4, 1977, p. 39.
Roger Nielsen, “A
Slightly Flawed Blueprint for a Whole New Society,” Toronto Star,
January 26, 1977, p. B4. Editorial
OF A YOUNG EXILE
Dennis Duffy, “Perhaps
Somewhere a Turgenev Is Waiting,” The Globe and Mail (Toronto), June
12, 1976, p. 34.
Jackie Hooper, “Satin
Confesses He Talked Himself Into Exile,” The Province (Vancouver),
October 4, 1976, p. 20.
FOR DRAFT-AGE IMMIGRANTS TO CANADA
“Expatriate Draft Evaders Prepare Manual on How to Immigrate to Canada,” The
New York Times, February 11, 1968, p. 7.
Joseph Jones, “The
House of Anansi’s Singular Bestseller,” Canadian Notes & Queries,
issue no. 61, spring-summer 2002, pp. 19-21
John F. Burns, “Deaf
to the Draft,” The Globe and Mail (Toronto), October 11, 1967, pp.
Oliver Clausen, “Boys
Without a Country,” The New York Times Magazine, May 21, 1967, pp. 25
IN EXILE – GENERALLY
“Faces of Conscience I: Mark Satin, Draft Dodger,” Saturday Night
magazine (Canada), September 1967, pp. 21-23.
Roger Neville Williams, The New Exiles: American War Resisters in Canada, Liveright, 1971, pp. 62-67 and 249.
Mark Satin Papers, Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
– especially good on the U.S. portion of Satin’s journey
World Alliance / New Options Correspondence Files, Contemporary
Culture Collection, Temple University – thousands of letters and related
Mark Satin Papers, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
– especially good on the Canadian portion of Satin’s journey
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