Every revolution has its counterrevolution – that is a sign the revolution is for real.
~C. Wright Mills
C. Wright Mills was a child of the first World War, and a chronicler of the second; his views on the forces constructing these global cataclysms are the subject of this week’s From the Vault. As an American sociologist and author, Mills was an early champion of connective education over indoctrination… true intellectualism… the process by which each individual is educated to the possibilities of personal creativity and public contribution through the application of compassionate and pragmatic rationalism… good thoughts rendering good deeds.
Pacifica Radio Archives is proud to present, in our continuing dedication to the benefit and enlightenment of our community, this foundational insight into ways of thought to set us truly free. This episode features historic 1959 audio of C. Wright Mills in his own voice, interwoven with excerpts from a 1962 documentary on Mills by Elsa Knight Thompson and Saul Landau – making for a wonderful trip back to an important study of the structure of power in the United States, courtesy of From the Vault.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.
ORIGINAL SOURCE RECORDINGS:
BB0281a-b The Causes of C. Wright Mills / Narrated by Elsa Knight Thompson and Saul Landau MORE INFO
BB0322 The Decline of the Left / C. Wright Mills MORE INFO
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