Politics; or, Grappling with Liberalism and Women's Lib

I expected the women’s movement to evaporate as quickly as it had materialized. It was the worst cultural prediction of my life.

Kathryn F. Clarenbach and Betty Friedan (right) at a meeting of the National Organization of Women in 1968. Getty.

Kathryn F. Clarenbach and Betty Friedan (right) at a meeting of the National Organization of Women in 1968. Getty.

Observation
Feb. 27 2019
About the author

Ruth R. Wisse is a research professor at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her most recent book is No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (2013, paperback 2015).


We present here the tenth chapter from the memoirs-in-progress of the renowned scholar and author Ruth R. Wisse. Earlier chapters can be found here. Further installments will appear over the next months.

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