The next talk in the 17 Group at 6/20 Drury St West End on Wednesday the 2nd of June at 7pm will be of interest to anyone who was involved in the politico-cultural radical movement of the 60s and the 70s.
It will be given by a radical activist and theorist of the present generation, a young man called Jon Piccini, recent Honours History graduate of the U of Q.
The attachment herewith is his thesis. He examines in particular the cultural dimensions of the movement, paying particular attention to such phenomena as Foco, the group Harpo and the rise of and internal debates within 4ZZZ.
I have read the thesis and found that it was exceptionally interesting in the light of the time that has elapsed since the events that are recorded and analysed within it.
It was interesting to have been there and then to have seen the way that it all looked to a thoughtful and sympathetic eye of the current generation.
I’ll probably send the thesis out again as an attachment in the normal notices of the June 17 Group meeting, but given the pressures on time I thought I’d send it out beforehand to those people on the list who might have a more personal interest in the matters dealt with, so that if you come to the meeting you will have had a chance not only to hear the talk but also to have absorbed the ideas on which it will have been based.
This could add to the depth and rigour of the discussion.