Dick Flacks

Dick Flacks is research professor of sociology at University of California Santa Barbara. His books include: Making History: The American Left and the American Mind; Beyond the Barricades: The Sixties Generation Grows Up; Youth and Social Change. His research and teaching centers on issues of political participation, commitment and protest. His weekly radio program, "Culture of Protest," has been on Santa Barbara radio for 25 years.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Trump's Phony Patriotism Clashes With the Radical Roots of America the Beautiful and the Pledge of Allegiance
“We all salute the same great American flag,” President Donald Trump told an enthusiastic crowd at a rally of evangelical Christians and military veterans at the Kennedy Center on Saturday. "Many Americans believe that Trump has brought shame, not respect, on the American flag. His brand of flag-...
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Monday, May 26, 2014
Protest Music and People Movements: The Tradition Continues
In the most recent Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis , the protagonist -- a struggling Greenwich Village folksinger in 1961 -- is based, very loosely, on Dave Van Ronk, a little-known (outside folk music circles) but influential folk-singer who helped define the folk music revival of the late fifties, and mentored the young Bob Dylan and others during the early 1960s when what Van Ronk called the "great folk scare" took off.
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Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Progressives and the Flag
July 4 is an occasion for Americans to express their patriotism. But the ways we do so are as diverse as our nation.
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