Detroit's '60s counterculture comes alive in novel by longtime activist Peter Werbe

Peter Werbe bikes, plays handball, does tai chi and still works for social justice with the same fervor that he had in the 1960s. Last weekend, the longtime political activist participated in a Detroit demonstration to stop hate aimed at Asian Americans. This weekend, he’ll probably be fighting the good fight somehow, somewhere, and he’ll be doing it with a spirit of protest that stays, to lift a Bob Dylan lyric, forever young. Yet, at 80, Werbe isn’t sure what is perceived as radical anymore. ”These days, I’m not even sure what it means to be a revolutionary. Sometimes, it might mean you want…

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