Mark Satin

Mark Ivor Satin is an American political theorist, author, and newsletter publisher. He emigrated to Canada at the age of 20 to avoid serving in the Vietnam War. Satin co-founded the Toronto Anti-Draft Programme, which helped bring American war resisters to Canada. He is best known for contributing to the development and dissemination of three political perspectives.

About Mark Satin in brief

Summary Mark SatinMark Ivor Satin is an American political theorist, author, and newsletter publisher. He emigrated to Canada at the age of 20 to avoid serving in the Vietnam War. Satin co-founded the Toronto Anti-Draft Programme, which helped bring American war resisters to Canada. He also co-drafted the foundational statement of the U.S. Green Party, “Ten Key Values” Satin’s work is sometimes seen as building toward a new political ideology, and then it is often labeled “post-liberal”, or “post-Marxist”; one historian calls his writing ‘post-hip’ and’post-hip’. Satin says he arrived in Canada feeling bewildered and unsupported; according to press accounts, many Vietnam War resisters arrived feeling much the same way. New Age Politics was not welcomed by many on the traditional left or right, and Radical Middle dismayed an even broader segment of the American political community; Satin has been described as “intense” and “colorful”; even his personal life has generated controversy.  He is best known for contributing to the development and dissemination of three political perspectives – neopacifism in the 1960s, New Age politics in the 1970s and 1980s, and radical centrism in the 1990s and 2000s.  For more on Mark Satin, go to his website, www.marksin.com. For more about his work, visit his site, Radical Middle, or go to www.radical-middle.org.

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