Re: [sixties-l] Re: 'A Generation Divided': book review

Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 02:13:58 CUT

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    The so-called "revolution" you speak of was not a real revolution in the first place, at least not in the sixties. The greater changes took place in the 70s when the seeds of counterculture found purchase in the culture at large. In the second place, whatever it was had died, or should I say mutated, long before Reagan took office. While I applaud your grudging acceptance of the capitalist system, I also know that there ARE many who did not cave in with apprehension, but with abandon. Despite how distasteful it may be to those who participated, there are philosophical links between SDS and YAF, particularly within the larger sphere of libertarianism. And by the way, Pat Buchanan has not co-opted anything from WTO protesters. He is simply mimicking an age-old form of American much an American tradition who see the days of their youth as being something greater than they were.


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