Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Love and the ruins
William Murchison at Chronicles describes the popularly understood ’60s, as Charley says ‘at university between about 1967 and 1972’. Not only was it hateful and destructive, and essentially rich kids looking for a good time, but it didn’t challenge the status quo really. The anti-war posturing (selfish really — ‘don’t cramp my style by drafting me, man’) belied the fact that these people supported the Great Society (‘Daddy State will pay my way for ever’). Woodstock was a big nothing.

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