It gives me a sense of hope, as well as a sense of continuity, that countercultural values have "infiltrated" mainstream awareness.
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The lump in the collective throat on this anniversary is commentary on what we chose instead.
In the decades since the 1960s counterculture, our hypocrisy has grown, not from some native evil, but from an unrelenting sense of confusion and entrapment.
In case you needed proof that Hollywood is dominated by and aimed at people in their 30s and early 40s, look at all the movies about the 1980s currently on screens.
I took my first walk down the boardwalk since Obama became president. Gone was most of the anti-establishment merchandise. Replacing it was merchandise filled with "Hope."
I thought that some of you might enjoy this Q&A with me in The Sun magazine, an oasis in the desert of gossip mongering
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Many progressives are anxious and even skeptical about the emerging Obama administration. As a card-carrying devotee of the (cardless) progressive movement, I sympathize.
Consumers everywhere are in revolt. Not so much from choice as necessity. But what if we noticed that paying attention to real people was more rewarding than shopping or TV?
The dress, music, drugs and loose morals of the emerging counterculture must have looked to a Sixties puritan like a reversion to chaotic paganism.
Produced, directed, and reported by Lesley M. M. Blume
Photography by Stephan Wuerth
Photo assistant: William Taylor
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