- Title Pages
- Preface and Acknowledgements
- A Note on Terms and Sources
- Introduction A Road Well Travelled
- Part I Worlds Turned Upside Down
- Chapter 1 Turncoats and Collaborationists: Early Twentieth-Century Renegades
- Chapter 2 ‘Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out’ … Drop Back in: 1960s ex-Radicals<sup>1</sup>
- Conclusion to Part I
- Part II The Experience of Defeat
- Chapter 3 The First World War: A Defeat Borne of Nationalist Bloodshed
- Chapter 4 1960s Radicals and Political Defeat: A Lost Cause?
- Chapter 5 The Full Force of the Law: Defeat by State Repression?
- Conclusion to Part II
- Part III Flawed Radicals
- Chapter 6 Flawed Early Twentieth-Century Radicals: Mussolini, Parvus, and co.
- Chapter 7 Overstated Radicals
- Chapter 8 For Thirty Pieces of Silver?
- Conclusion to Part III
- Part IV The Renegade ‘Mentality’
- Chapter 9 Psychohistory
- Chapter 10 Arthur Koestler, The Twentieth-Century ‘Sceptic’, and Other Cold War Pilgrims
- Conclusion to part IV
- (p.132) Chapter 7 Overstated Radicals
- The politics of betrayal
- Manchester University Press
The radical and renegade may not always be the indivisible species they first appear to be. A closer inspection of the radical's politics can reveal important continuities through the years, or at least flaws in their politics that could conceivably explain their affinity with conservatism, if not their apostasy. In other cases perhaps the radicalism of the individual in question is simply overstated. This chapter discusses the connection between renegacy and flawed radical politics among sixties activists.
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