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"Idealism Without Illusions"

 

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About Our Editor
(Mark Satin Biography)

 

The biography that sat here from 2001 - 2011 has been completely superceded by the Mark Satin Wikipedia biography, which is located HERE.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.).

 

I. POLITICAL PROJECTS

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++), go HERE.

For New Age Politics the book (originally 1976), go HERE.

Satin’s political activities prior to the 1970s can be tracked elsewhere:

For the Toronto Anti-Draft Progtamme / Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada years (1967 – 1968), see section 2 of the Mark Satin Wikipedia biography 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 HERE.

For his fraught experiences with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Holly Springs, Mississippi (1965), see Chapter Three of the autobiographical novel just referred to.  He also has a note at the Civil Rights Movement Veterans website; go HERE.

 

II. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

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.

Radical 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.]

RADICAL 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.]

NEW OPTIONS NEWSLETTER

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.]

Jeff Rosenberg, “Mark’s Ism: New Options’s Editor Builds a New Body Politic,” Washington City Paper, March 17, 1989, pp. 6-8.

FOUNDING 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.

NEW WORLD ALLIANCE

Marilyn Saunders and Bob Olson, “The 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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.

NEW 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 page.

CONFESSIONS 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.

MANUAL FOR DRAFT-AGE IMMIGRANTS TO CANADA

Edward Cowan, “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

TORONTO ANTI-DRAFT PROGRAMME

John F. Burns, “Deaf to the Draft,” The Globe and Mail (Toronto), October 11, 1967, pp. 1-2.

Oliver Clausen, “Boys Without a Country,” The New York Times Magazine, May 21, 1967, pp. 25 and 96-98.

SATIN IN EXILE – GENERALLY

Anastasia Erland, “Faces of Conscience I: Mark Satin, Draft Dodger,” Saturday Night magazine (Canada), September 1967, pp. 21-23.  Cover story.

Roger Neville Williams, The New Exiles: American War Resisters in Canada, Liveright, 1971, pp. 62-67 and 249.

 

III. ARCHIVES

The Mark Satin Papers, Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan – especially good on the U.S. portion of Satin’s journey

New World Alliance / New Options Correspondence Files, Contemporary Culture Collection, Temple University – thousands of letters and related documents

The 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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