One could make a good argument that the movement of the '60s died with the economic slump of 1974-75. And that the stagnation or continued deterioration of wages during the following two decades was a major cause of the steady decline of the left during that period. It is quite possible that during a real boom Reagan could never have broken PATCO -- and the "New Communist" organizations of the early '70s would have grown and become more flexible rather than shrunk and become ever more sectarian.
Doug Henwood wrote:
> We've had an upsurge in radical political
> activity in the U.S. over the last several years along with - and
> maybe because of - the boom.