MAX ELBAUM "has been involved in peace and anti-racist movements since joining Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in Madison, Wisconsin in the 1960s. Through the 1970s and 1980s he participated in campaigns defending affirmative action and opposing U.S. military interventions in the Third World while writing extensively for the radical press and taking part in then-widespread efforts to construct a new US revolutionary political party. In the 1990s, he was the editor of CrossRoads, a magazine featuring dialogue and debate among socialists and radicals from different left political traditions.
"Elbaum is the author of "Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che" (Verso, 2002), termed by Pultizer Prize-winning historian David Garrow "an absolutely first-rate work of political scholarship" (Village Voice, July 3-9, 2002). Elbaum's writings have appeared in the Nation, Radical History Review, the Guardian, and the Encyclopedia of the American Left. Most recently, he was among the founders of War Times, a new bilingual nationwide antiwar newspaper, and serves as one of its editors. Elbaum lives in Oakland, California." 
- Advisory Board, Catalyst Project
Resources and articles
- Advisory Board, Catalyst Project, accessed April 13, 2010.