Tag Archives: 1968

No Right to Be Here

Desiderata – “desired things” in Latin – is the notion behind Les Crane’s 1971 spoken-word recording Desiderata – “You are a child of the universe… You have a right to be here.” That was the chorus, matched with soothing smug … Continue reading

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Old Iron Pants

Maybe you had to be there, but 1968 was an amazing year. People write books about that year – and there still are television specials – because that was the year of the Tet Offensive and Walter Cronkite telling America … 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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A Third Age of Revolution

Sometimes you just feel you’re stuck in a nowhere place at a nowhere time – all the big important events were in the past, as they always are, and if big things were happening now, well, they were happening elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Escalating the Culture Wars That Were Supposed To Be Over

You know, if you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. And if that advice seems odd to you, you missed the culture wars of the sixties. The words are from a hit song … Continue reading

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