Tag Archives: The Sixties

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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The Odd Current Climate

Those of us who came of age in the sixties – the assassination of one Kennedy and the King “I Have a Dream” speech followed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and … Continue reading

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Browsing Free Speech

One advantage of being an old man, and there are few, is that you get to say you were there at the beginning of things – the cultural revolution of the sixties, for example, with the prefect alignment of that … Continue reading

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Inevitable Adjustments

Sometimes it’s fine being the crazy old uncle who lives in Hollywood, the one whose college years were the last four years of the sixties, when the entire culture shifted, lurching away from the conformist and stifling fifties – to … Continue reading

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Roger That

It was the best of times, in the worst of times. College in the late sixties was quite a trip – hippies and Vietnam and the riots in the streets of Chicago at the Democratic National Convention, after the assassination … Continue reading

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