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This is poor history. SDS came out of the Communist left (not the Civil Rights movement or the "dyanmics of the late fifties," and was part of the worldwide "new left" phenomenon, which was activists from the Communist movement disillusioned with the Communist Party and Stalinism who wanted to revive the revolutionary cause. I have written about this extensively in Radical Son and Left Illusions and do not need to reiterate the facts, but those curious about them can refer to my writings. David Horowitz Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 2:39 PM > From: HiReneR@aol.com > > Origins and participation of the Students for a Democratic Society, SDS in > foreign policy are pinpointed by these remarks: > > "SDS finds its roots much less in foreign policy or international relations > considerations, and much more in the dynamics of late-50's and early 1960's > domestic matters, in particular, the emerging Civil Rights Movement. " > Sally Todd > Minneapolis > > Sally's observation is very much on the mark. SDS came, primarily out > of orientation from the Civil Rights movement during the early 60s. It > was after Pres. Johnson began the build of American military forces in > Vietnam, from 1965 onward; attention then, turned more towards foreign > relations and Vietnam war protests.