It Was an Episode, a Long and Good Episode in History, and It is Ending
[Interview with Sidney ("Sid") Resnick, conducted at his home in New Haven, Connecticut, on August 17, 1990]
DAVID SHULDINER: What I'm interested in is a sense of [the] development of your self-identity, [in particular] political [identity]; how your professional life as well as your political organizing life related to that, and as you grew older, if you felt that there were any changes in your sense of identity [and] your activities that might be considered related to age. This is, ostensibly, a study of retirement, the aging process, and political identity. I've focused on the lives of individuals who are still politically committed and active, to see what that process is like, through the different stages in your career-- life's career.
SIDNEY RESNICK: I'm not retired fully, you know. I work thirty hours a week, still.
DS: Right. And [for those] people I've spoken to--it's similar. Their activities are at just as high a level, although maybe what they're getting paid is at a lesser level. Joe [Dimow] has raised this before, when he said he had retired in terms of paid work, but in terms of occupation, what has driven him lifelong is his political work. And if anything that activity has not diminished.
SR: You have more time for it.
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Publication information: Book title: Aging Political Activists:Personal Narratives from the Old Left. Contributors: David P. Shuldiner - Author. Publisher: Praeger. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1995. Page number: 197.
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