Polite Protesters: The American Peace Movement of the 1980s
By John Lofland
Syracuse University Press, 1994, 336 pp.
Activist and sociology professor John Lofland reveals, at least according to the dust jacket, the differences between the antiwar Vietnam-era protesters and the "polite protesters" of the 1980s, who shunned direct confrontation to turn to the politics of interest groups and lobbyists. But the book is written in a sociologist's jargon that is incomprehensible to me, so I really can't tell what it is about.