Category Archives: The Sixties

Opening Old Wounds

Those of us who graduated from college in 1969, as the curtain came down on the cultural/political/sexual/musical revolution that changed America and the world forever – if it did – are in our late sixties now. Almost all of us … Continue reading

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The Work in the Background

One of the advantages of being old – and not dead quite yet – is that you can talk about the good old days, when they were really good, if anyone will listen. Talk of the sixties can be tiresome, … Continue reading

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The New Republican Hippie

The Peace and Love Sixties changed America forever – people woke up – it was a revolution. Sure, and you’ll be thin and young again, and win the lottery. Pop music changed, as did any number of social norms, particularly … Continue reading

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The Perils of Passion

The sixties really did screw up the culture, as intended by those who were fed up with state-sanctioned segregation and all that went with it, and then fed up with that pointless and fundamentally immoral war in Vietnam, and fed … Continue reading

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Changing the Game

Yeah, yeah – everything changed in America in the sixties. Unthinking support for this war or that evaporated, traditional ideas about the proper relationship between the races collapsed, there was a massive shift in what was considered acceptable sexual behavior, … Continue reading

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End Times in the Culture Wars

Yes, it’s tiresome – but those of us who left for college in the fall of 1965 and graduated four years later – back when college was a four-year affair – really were at the center of the most important … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Sixties

Central Ohio is pretty dull, but the sixties weren’t supposed to be. The quiet but quite fine little liberal arts university on the hill in the middle of rural nowhere was the problem. Nothing much happened there, and then there … Continue reading

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