In the marvelous book, The Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic Society and its Youthful Opposition, by Theodore Roszak, published in 1969, Roszak was writing to his cohort, Anglo/European, College Educated, Radical, and his cohort description—as well as the descriptions of those cohorts he was not writing for—is vivid and congruent with Lampstand’s cohort directed mission.
At this point, the counter culture I speak of embraces only a strict minority of the young and a handful of their adult mentors. It excludes our more conservative young, for whom a bit less Social Security and a bit more of that old-time religion (plus more police on the beat) would be sufficient to make the Great Society a thing of beauty. It excludes our more liberal youth for whom the alpha and omega of politics is no doubt still that Kennedy style. It excludes the scattering of old-line Marxists youth groups whose members, like their fathers before them, continue to tend the ashes of the proletarian revolution, watching for a spark to leap forth. More importantly, it excludes in large measure the militant black young, whose political project has become so narrowly defined in ethnic terms that, despite its urgency, it has become for the time being as culturally old-fashioned as the nationalist mythopoesis of the nineteenth century. In any event, the situation of black youth requires such special treatment as would run to book length in its own right. (p. xii)