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  1. The US came about through a revolution and radicals have always been the precursors of subsequent social change. Today’s revolution is tomorrow’s mainstream. Takem for example, the anarchist, Emma Goldman. She had good ideas (birth control, sexual liberation) but went about introducing them in too extreme a manner to make headway in her own day. Gradually, though, we have adopted the early feminist agenda: we now have day-care, birth control, sex without marriage — and most of us take it all for granted. Revolt is necessary, but its tactics seldom bring swift change. Change comes about gradually or not at all.

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