'Certain places, for unknowable reasons, become socio-cultural petri dishes'
September 15, 2012 3:30 AM Subscribe
Suddenly That Summer
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: It was billed as “the Summer of Love,” a blast of glamour, ecstasy, and Utopianism that drew some 75,000 young people to the San Francisco streets in 1967. Who were the true movers behind the Haight-Ashbury happening that turned America on to a whole new age?Season of the Witch
: David Talbot recounts the gripping story of the summer of love, civil strife and tragedies that beset San Francisco between 1967 and 1982.
answers the question: "Why had the revolution dreamed up in the late 1960s mostly been won on the social and cultural fronts — women’s rights, gay rights, black president, ecology, sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — but lost in the economic realm, with old-school free-market ideas gaining traction all the time?"
Hunter S. Thompson, 'The Wave Speech
And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave.…