Tod Gitlin on The Port Huron Statement

Tod Gitlin summarizes what the Huron statement was and how it essentially changed. The Huron statement was a set of values which begged for a more democratic and liberal government. These values were set in a time in which America suffered from bigoted racism and unnecessary wars. The Huron statement gave hope to the young  as well as clearly outlining what they wanted from the government. Its demands which were expressed as values a means to diffuse criticisms of utopian-ism and deflect others from declaring motives they were clearly not for. The greatness within the Huron statement can be found in its willingness to include inner as well as outer significants, nothing was according to Gitlin to be overlooked.

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