Paul Goodman set the agenda for the Youth Movement of the Sixties with his best-selling Growing Up Absurd. Under the view that the 1970s presented a moral and spiritual upheaval comparable to the Protestant Reformation, he continued to guide his avid readers. Michael Fisher's introduction situates Goodman in his era and traces the development of his characteristic insights, now common wisdom in the radical critique of Western society.
Paul Goodman isthe author of "Decentralizing Power" and the bestselling "Growing Up Absurd." He set the agenda for the youth movement of the 1960s and lectured on subjects ranging from politics, education, and community planning to psychotherapy, religion, and literature."