Gerard DeGroot

Street-Fighting Men

Gerard DeGroot takes a critical view of the student protests in Europe and the US in 1968, and the subsequent tendency of the Left to view the events of forty years ago through rose-tinted shades.

The Dark Side of the Moon

John Kennedy’s commitment to put a man on the Moon in the 1960s is often quoted as an inspired civic vision. Gerard DeGroot sees the reality somewhat differently.

Reagan's Rise

Gerard de Groot argues that exploitation of silent majority fears about 60s student protest is the key to understanding Ronald Reagan's rise to prominence in Californian politics.

People's Park, Berkeley

The history of the controversy over People's Park in Berkeley CA is discussed. The 1960s saw the beginnings of the health consciousness movement - natural food, exercise, relaxation.