Fight the Power: A Memoir of the Sixties

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The author was raised as a Southern Baptist and Mormon convert, although he was always a non-believer. However, like everyone else in his blue collar surroundings, he believed in America, the military, anti-Communism, and, although too young to vote, Senator Barry Goldwater when he ran for president in 1964. Then, in the Sixties, he went to college and became swept up in the movements of the times. He came to realize that everything he’d believed about “his war,” the Vietnam War, was wrong. He came to believe that we were more than just on the “wrong side.” We were the wrong side. Eventually he was drafted. However, he refused induction into the military, preferring to face five years in prison, the maximum sentence, rather than fight in an immoral war. This memoir describes his journey through the Sixties, from a working class gung-ho Goldwater Republican supporter of the Vietnam War to a radicalized anti-war activist who was eventually drafted to fight... More > in that war -- but refused to go.< Less
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  • By Paul Dellinger
    Jan 30, 2010
    I waited to read this because it is an impressively-sized book and because I did not think it would measure up to the author's earlier autobiographical piece, "Walk Like a Man." But, if anything, this surpasses it. Whatever the reader's religious preferences, Davin's account at how he arrived at being an atheist may well open some eyes. Most of the book deals with the author's long-term romance and his battle against the Vietnam conflict, over which he was willing to go to freedom before participating in what he felt was an unjust war. All this is grounded in the events of the 1960s, and anyone who lived through them will find this account riveting. The author's knowledge of many facets of history provide fascinating side trips during his telling of his own story. Religious persuasion and anti-war sentiments may seem like two diverse elements, but Davin brings them together in a totally unexpected way from his opening chapter at a church camp to the next-to-last when he is... More > urged to step forward and join the military. I would highly recommend this book.< Less
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September 29, 2011
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