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  • Silver Linings to Student Meltdowns

    03/28/2016 10:10:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 27, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The bad news is that student protesters today are more openly totalitarian than demonstrators of the 1960s. The good news: They’re less destructive. "At the University of Kansas, where I graduated, students torched the student union [in the 1960s]," Hillsdale College professor David Whalen remembered in an appearance at HC’s Washington headquarters on March 22, 2016. "The present surge of violence is not as destructive, perhaps because of self-interest: There will be no place to get your latte without a student union," he wryly noted, "but these protests are against free speech while the ones in the 1960s at least...
  • How's This For Nostalgia?

    03/26/2016 11:08:59 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 102 replies
    How's This For Nostalgia? All the girls had ugly gym uniforms

    03/04/2016 10:06:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 266 replies ^ | March 4, 2016 | METV STAFF
    If you grew up in the 1960s or 1970s, then you know how relaxed everything used to be. Our parents never forced us to wear seatbelts, we pretty much at whatever we wanted, and were given way more responsibiity than we should have been given. It's a little sad kids today won't get to experience half the things we did, but looking back, there's a good reason why they won't. Were these 12 things we did as kids kind of dangerous? Yeah, maybe some of it was.
  • AL-Qaida Operative Nailed: Syrian Had Inside Knowledge of 9/11 and London Bombings

    08/24/2005 7:17:10 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 15 replies · 1,901+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | Holger Stark
    Two weeks ago, Turkish police arrested an Islamist with ties to many upper tier al-Qaida members. The man not only tried to get asylum in Germany, but claims to have known about the London bombings beforehand and to have helped the 9/11 pilots. The Turkish interrogators in Istanbul's high-security prison wanted to be polite; they wanted to show respect for Islam. They offered their prisoner, an Islamist named Luai Sakra, 31, a chance to pray during a pause in questioning. They'd done the same thing with earlier suspects. The move was supposed to establish trust. But this prisoner reacted a...
  • Did the 1960s Really Happen? (Part Two)

    01/20/2015 8:56:58 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 1/19/2015 | Kathy Shaidle
    As last week’s epically embarrassing “James Taylor” fiasco demonstrated, the Western establishment acts like the Sixties never ended. But as I’ve been insisting for some time, in many respects, that “Sixties” never really happened. All that “peace and love,” “soixant-huitard” stuff comprised but a slender slice of the 1960s, and much of that was bogus, a cynical scam that ruined millions of lives. “OK,” some of you have said in the comments, “but at least that decade had a hell of a soundtrack!” Yeah, about that…
  • For all you older FReepers music you like

    12/30/2014 8:27:58 PM PST · by mojo114 · 88 replies
    Thought someone out there might enjoy. Blind Faith was a group that included Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood. I think all the greatest bands came from that era.
  • Not Nearly as Daunting as the 1960s Riots

    08/22/2014 7:21:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | August 22, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Continued violence in Ferguson, Missouri, brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. As it happens, I had a front-row seat back then, as an intern in the office of Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh during the six-day riot in July 1967. At one point I was alone in the so-called command center with Cavanagh and Michigan Gov. George Romney. Forty-three people died in that riot. Many were bystanders who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. One was a deaf man who did not heed a policeman's command, which he couldn't hear. Sadly, nearly...
  • (Those Were The Days!) PHOTO: Late 1960s: Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747

    08/21/2014 7:19:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 106 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Circa 1960's | Retronaut
    Late 1960s: Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747 The 1960's were barely done when Pan Am again set a standard the rest of the world was forced to follow. Pan American's Boeing B-747 Jumbo Jets brought down the cost of long distance air travel once again. Source: Pan Am Historical Foundation
  • Stuck in the Sixties

    03/10/2014 1:02:24 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 10, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics, the very people who claim they want “progress” “going forward,” frequently want to turn back the clock a half century or so. “Without hope—the fervent, animating kind—the 60s would have had no fuel to feed the engines of change,” Paul Kane wrote in The Chronicle Review on March 7, 2014. “To have seen our causes as hopeless would have drained them of force.” “No civil-rights movement, no antiwar protests, no feminism, no gay and lesbian rights, no counterculture and commune movement, no Woodstock, no environmentalism. Whatever we might think of that period now, we believed then in what we...
  • Top 10 dream cars [Lost in the 50s III & not one from the 1950s or 60s on the list!]

    09/29/2013 11:43:36 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 65 replies
    Top 10 dream cars High-end luxury and sports cars stir the imagination, yet few will ever be able to buy them. This crowd-sourced list of dream cars consists of models frequently viewed at but rarely drawing buyer inquiries. editors name their dream cars here. What car do you dream of owning? The Lamborghini $354,000-$450,000 Murcielago & slightly cheaper cousin Gallardo? The Maybach Type 62? The Rolls-Royce Ghost, Phantom & Phantom Drophead Coupe? The Aston Martin V8 Vantage & DBS, Bentley Continental GTC and the oh so cheap Bentley Continental GT at $185K?
  • Lost in the 1950s Part II [And some 1960s tossed in also]

    Did a little more looking and came up with more 1950s record albums [and some 1960s thrown in, too] that were either owned me, my family or ones that I saw at friends houses or just know of being around. Enjoy!
  • The Old Days

    08/24/2013 4:14:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | August 24, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    One of the highlights of my summer experience was the 50th reunion of my graduating class from St. Brigid elementary school on Long Island. Back in 1963, 60 children sat in a small classroom hoping for big things in the future. We had spent eight years together, but now high school beckoned, and all of our lives would change dramatically. Back then, America was a far different place than it is today. John F. Kennedy was president but had fewer than six months to live. The Beatles were just emerging. Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" was scaring everybody in the movie...
  • "Bad Science" ... A Dentist Wants to Clone John Lennon from His (sic, Lennon's) Rotten Tooth

    08/21/2013 6:44:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    IO9 ^ | August 21, 2013 | Charlie Jane Anders
    A dentist wants to clone John Lennon from his rotten tooth All you need is DNA. A Canadian dentist says he's working with "American scientists" to clone John Lennon from a rotten molar the Beatles singer had extracted in the 1960s. According to the press release (warning: it autoplays a weird parody song, "Love Me Tooth") dentist Michael Zuk bought the tooth at auction for $31,000 and now is working with an unspecified lab to see if they can clone him. Says Zuk: I am nervous and excited at the possibility that we will be able to fully sequence John...
  • A Whiter Shade Of Pale (1967 16mm Scopitone conversion 4 min)

    07/23/2013 5:04:32 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 116 replies
    Procol Harum performing A Whiter Shade of Pale.. the 1967 version.... This is the original 16mm Scopitone conversion, from the 'summer of love' 1967 hit record. Vocals and piano played by Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher played the Hammond organ, and these original lyrics were written by Keith Reid...[H/T maggiesfarm]
  • Vignette: ’68 Revolutionaries Revisited

    07/05/2013 2:03:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 5, 2013 | M. D. Aeschliman
    The illiberalism of student radicalism in the 1960s shaped the world we live in today.SDS leader Mark Rudd at a Columbia University protest, 1968It is now 45 years since that momentous year 1968, one of the turning points of contemporary world culture, if not quite of contemporary politics. Not unlike 1848–49 in Europe, 1968 was marked by events that involved student and political protests in several places. There was a dire sense of crescendo and momentum: the heightening of protest against the Vietnam War, the violent turn of the civil-rights movement, the assassination of Martin Luther King, the utopian libertinism...
  • To: Those of You Born 1930 - 1979

    05/31/2013 6:21:29 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 159 replies
    This morning's email | 5/31/2013 | Unknown
    To: Those of You Born 1930 - 1979 At the end is a quote of the month attributed to Jay Leno.. If you don't read anything else, Please read what he Said. TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints. We had...
  • Rockin' in the Free World

    02/16/2013 3:39:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | February 16, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    While watching the Grammy awards last Sunday, it occurred to me that American culture has been defined by music ever since the end of World War II. After the Germans and Japanese surrendered in 1945, millions of GI's returned home to marry and begin families. The big-band era of good-time music accompanied that, and romantic singers like Frank Sinatra ruled the day. In the '50s, many young people, tired of conformity, began to rebel. The rise of Elvis Presley illuminated that rebellion. Then the angst kind of died out as Chubby Checker ushered in "The Twist" in 1960, and...
  • When I Was A Kid: Reflections Of A 50-Year-Old American

    01/16/2013 3:10:17 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 53 replies
    The Family Security Foundation ^ | 01-16-2013 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    The United States of America was the greatest nation in the history of the world, bar none, and just about every American school kid knew why
  • Retro-Engineering: Photos of 1967 General Electric 'Hardiman' Electric Exoskeleton

    01/15/2013 7:18:30 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Cybernetic Zoo ^ | 1967 | Cybernetic Zoo
    G.E. Hardiman I – Ralph Mosher (American) Hardiman is a name derived somehow, from "Human Augmentation Research and Development Investigation." and Man from MANipulator. Sometimes written as HardiMan, Hardi-Man, Hardi Man, Hardiman I. Said to also be officially called the "Powered Exo-skeleton." Note: some reports suggest that only one arm of Hardiman's was built. The above photo usually accompanies that comment, but it is incorrect. A complete Hardiman was built with both arms, but the comment refers to the earlier tests of just the single, upper manipulator. Later, even when the full machine was built, one side was made static,...
  • Gas Service Stations

    This will bring back some memories. You will love the cars in the photos too. Look at the price of gas in some of the pictures.
  • Bonding Fifty Years Later

    12/08/2012 5:08:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 8, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    If you really want to understand the vast changes that have occurred in America over the past 50 years, all you have to do is watch James Bond. Back in 1962, the first Bond movie, "Dr. No," was released, catapulting Sean Connery to international stardom. Even President Kennedy expressed admiration for Ian Fleming's fictional British secret agent. Connery's Bond was ultra-suave but amazingly politically incorrect. The guy smoked constantly, drank, gambled and womanized without remorse. He was a rogue and couldn't care less what anyone thought. He was also brutal, liberally exercising his license to kill in the cause...
  • The Santa Monica Nativity Scene Case: Why We Lost

    11/21/2012 4:16:25 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    AT ^ | 11/21/2012 | By William J. Becker, Jr
    ...Conservatives are shell-shocked. The event in Palm Beach drew no consensus for the future of conservatism. After four years of economic, political and moral depredations, it becomes increasingly difficult to predict when the pendulum will swing back or if it will at all. We wander along a desolate path of stupefaction, adrift in our bumping and stammering hallucinations. Can a moribund culture ever be revived to resemble the best times in America's past? When Tuesday (11/19/2012), US District Court Judge Audrey B Collins delivered a 28-page ruling denying my client the right to continue a 59-year-old tradition of exhibiting Nativity...
  • Skateboarding, 1960s

    07/22/2012 10:03:32 PM PDT · by djone · 31 replies
    retronaut ^ | Bill Eppridge
    Skateboarding in the 60's
  • Obama's father suspected of being anti-white terrorist by British, U.S. intel

    05/14/2012 5:52:45 PM PDT · by TribalPrincess2U · 33 replies ^ | 5-13-12 | Jim Kouri
    Newly released, declassified files from the United Kingdom reveal U.S.officials' concerns that Kenyans studying in America, including President Obama's father, may have had ties to Kenyan terrorist groups that were supported by communist nations in the 1950s and early 1960s. As yet the documents exist only in physical form at the National Archives in Kew, Southwest London – but they are open to the public, a British police source told the Law Enforcement Examiner on Sunday. The declassified documents, which had been kept secret for decades, "were privately condemned by Obama administration officials," a British source told the Law Enforcement...
  • Romney and the '60s

    05/03/2012 9:50:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    American Tthinker ^ | May 2, 2012 | J.R. Dunn
    The major Demo tactical effort against Mitt Romney is based on portraying him as a robotic, out-of-touch figure not much like other Americans -- at least not Americans of the 21st century. Romney is a creature of the 1950s, raised and indoctrinated within a Mormon cocoon, a man effectively living in a time warp. He uses words like "zany." His hair looks funny. He's been married to the same woman for nearly half a century. What kind of post-'60s American is this? The key element here, repeated in piece after piece, is that Romney was "untouched by the '60s." Liberals...
  • 1968 – A Fateful and Terrible Year Where Many in the Church Drank the Poison of this World

    03/12/2012 2:25:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 11, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There was something awful about the year 1968.I was but a lad at the time, merely seven or eight years of age, but almost everything on the T.V. terrified me. Terrible reports from Viet Nam, (where my father was at the time), the Tet Offensive nightly reports of death and casualties (was my daddy one of the ones killed?). Riots and anti-war demonstrations in America’s cities and college campuses. The first stirrings of militant feminism. A second hideous year of hippies with their “summer of love” nonsense, which was just an excuse for selfish, spoiled college kids to get high,...
  • Velocity Channel: Grand Prix Killer Years (7 p.m. Eastern FIOS)

    03/05/2012 10:57:16 AM PST · by dickmc · 17 replies
    Velocity TV Channel HD ^ | March, 2012 | Velocity TV Channel
    The Legacy of the Killer Years What was so wrong with Formula One racing during this period? Why were there a shocking 57 driver deaths from 1961 through 1973? What gruesome events finally forced a change in the racing culture for good? Grand Prix: The Killer Years, [airing Monday, March 5 at 7:00 pm Eastern on the Velocity Television Channel FIOS Veizon] is an uncompromising look at just what was going on in racing during those years, and is a tribute to those drivers whose deaths eventually forced a change. This is their story.********************************************************* I have watched it twice. It...
  • TV Girls I Had a Crush On When I Was 15: 'Mary Ann Summers' on Gilligan's Island~

    10/07/2011 5:57:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 136 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 7, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Oh how I yearned to be stranded with her... Former 'Miss Nevada' Dawn Wells as  'Mary Ann Summers' - Gilligan's Island (1964-67): Decades later, we at long-last know how they killed the time  on that (dopey) island: while going some ways towards  explaining the bizarre tree-licking episode above,  something still largely frowned upon  back in here in (what passes for) civilization... You know ALL bout that stuff, doncha lil' buddy... "All day... all night... Mary Ann"... Video tribute/more at Reaganite Republican _________________________________________ IMDb   Wikipedia
  • 'The Kennedys' Mini Lands At ReelzChannel

    02/01/2011 3:27:26 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Deadline Now ^ | 02/01/2011 | NELLIE ANDREEVA
    Following a couple of weeks of searching for a new buyer after being dropped by History, the controversial Kennedys miniseries has landed on ReelzChannel. The four-year-old digital cable channel, owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, has already set a premiere date, Apr. 3, and has put up a trailer for the mini, which is expected to run unedited. The little known Albuquerque, NM-based ReelzChannel, which runs movie-themed program and syndicated fare, is probably looking for some visibility with the high-profile acquisition. The mini, from 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, stars Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes, Tom Wilkinson, and Barry Pepper, was previously shopped to...
  • All Church Is Local

    01/29/2011 6:28:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | January 29, 2011 | David Stokes
    Not everything that happened fifty years ago this month made international news or found its way into the history books. While President Eisenhower was sharing his caveat-laden farewell and President Kennedy was delivering his clarion call to Cold War vigilance, something else—quite microscopic in comparison—was going on about twenty miles to the west of Washington, DC. And it is something that still makes a real difference today. It all started with a guy named Floyd, a 38 year-old employee of the Federal government. He, along with a few other families, had a vision to start a new church in an...
  • Polyrhythm Video

    12/13/2010 11:39:00 PM PST · by Don W · 24 replies
    On Sunday there was a thread that somehow ended up with postings of various different music videos. One of those videos really caught my attention, but I forgot to bookmark it, and now I cannot locate it here or youtube. It was a group of 3 girls with beehive hairdos, and I believe they were from Winnipeg Manitoba. I can't remember anything else but the ethereal quality of the music. The "video" (actually just a sound file with a still of the girls' album cover) was absolutely fascinating, using several different tempos at the same time, then overlapping and melding...
  • Leftwing Extremist 'Southern Poverty Law Center' Smears Conservatives, Patriots

    04/18/2010 12:02:33 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/18/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Leftwing extremist group called 'The Southern Poverty Law Center' of Montgomery, Alabama has with one stroke of the pen smeared conservatives and Patriots in its new, infamous 'blacklist' it entitles, 'Meet the Patriots.' Among those it includes in the blacklist are some of the most reputable conservative Patriots in America today, such as U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), federal judge and Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), Gun Owners of America (GOA) chief Larry Pratt, Fox News personality Glenn Beck, and U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), among others.
  • A Referendum on the Redeemer

    10/28/2010 1:31:10 AM PDT · by paudio · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10.28.10 | SHELBY STEELE
    But Barack Obama is not an "other" so much as he is a child of the 1960s. His coming of age paralleled exactly the unfolding of a new "counterculture" American identity. And this new American identity—and the post-1960s liberalism it spawned—is grounded in a remarkable irony: bad faith in America as virtue itself, bad faith in the classic American identity of constitutional freedom and capitalism as the way to a better America. So Mr. Obama is very definitely an American, and he has a broad American constituency. He is simply the first president we have seen grounded in this counterculture...
  • Mad Men and the Paradox of the Past

    07/19/2010 3:05:08 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 32 replies · 3+ views
    NRO ^ | 07/19/2010 | Natasha Simons
    A show that divides America politically plunges into its fourth season. Mad Men is a show about an unbending generation on the cusp of dissolution; Matthew Weiner, the show’s head writer, has often said that the majority of America in the early ’60s was still, by and large, living in the domestic ’50s. Weiner, a Baby Boomer, has a conflicted relationship with this time period. Because it is the generation of his parents, he wants to explore it and pore over it; because it’s the generation that, through Weiner’s specific political prism, reflects a hypocritical façade, he’d like it to...
  • A Prophecy Fulfilled (Pill's 50th Birthday - Repost)

    05/29/2010 4:36:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 401+ views
    Jesse Romero .com ^ | 1962 | Dick Cremins, S.J.
    A Prophecy Fulfilled Fr. Stanislas de Lestapis, a French Jesuit, died in 1999 at the age of 94. He had been a member of the Papal Commission on Birth Control and was one of the signatories of its so-called Minority Report. He had published a book on Birth Control, of which the third edition appeared in 1962, long before Humanae Vitae (1968). In Chapter 7, on The Contraceptive Civilization, he made the following bold prophecies: 'We do not hesitate to say that the acceptance of contraception will produce profound changes in our civilization. These changes are already taking place in...
  • Twisted Tales: Grace Slick Exemplifies 1960s Hedonism -- Going on Six Decades

    02/24/2010 8:05:14 PM PST · by woofie · 119 replies · 3,107+ views
    Spinner ^ | Feb 19th 2010 | James Sullivan
    Side One of the Jefferson Airplane's classic 1967 album 'Surealistic Pillow' gets a heavy workout in the Coen brothers' latest film, 'A Serious Man,' loosely based on the directors' own coming-of-age in suburban Minnesota in the era of acid rock. Bar mitzvah boy Danny listens to 'Somebody to Love' on transistor-radio earphones to get through Hebrew school. The powerful voice on that hit single belonged to Grace Slick, one of the first true female rock stars, and one of the most unrepentant characters to emerge from the hedonistic '60s. Her appetite was legendary, even among her famously indulgent peers. And...
  • The Cars We Drove (Cool Video)

    02/21/2010 10:49:22 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 25 replies · 1,112+ views
    If you like classics, and you are old enough to remember the 50's and the 60's, or just like the classic cars of those years then you will love this trip down memory lane. The guy that put this together is an obvious conservative patriot who loves America. I know from the sites that he links to this classic car site of his. If you need a brake from the news, or just want to go down memory lane then you really need to check out his video slide show of the; Cars We Drove
  • Four Men, a Counter and Soon, Revolution

    01/31/2010 5:17:14 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies · 1,377+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2010 | Edward Rothstein
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The sign still says “F. W. Woolworth Co.” in bright gold letters running across the building on South Elm Street, just as it did 50 years ago. And within that two-story structure, the same stainless steel dumbwaiters and commercial appliances line the mirrored walls. The lunch counter, which includes a bowling-alley-long tabletop that must dwarf any currently in use, is largely intact; the original chrome and vinyl chairs are still mounted in the floor. This site is an authentic, half-century-old relic, a remnant of the mundane, the insignificant, the quaint. But one of the achievements of the...
  • Our Second Civil War

    01/05/2010 10:38:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1,387+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 06, 2010 | Bruce Walker
    The 1860s marked a period of great trial for our land. A bloody civil war resolved, at least nominally, some important issues. It was the period after Appomattox and after Reconstruction, however, which determined the true impact of our first civil war. The 1960s, which ended forty years ago, was the time of our second trial -- our Second Civil War. It is a testament to its ferocity and its reach that the consequences of this internecine war for the soul of America remain undetermined.  Conservatives -- those who wanted to conserve the values of America going into the 1960s...
  • Ayers Denounces Afghanistan Troop Decision

    12/05/2009 4:26:06 PM PST · by John Semmens · 29 replies · 1,370+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 5 December 2009 | John Semmens
    Bill Ayers, former terrorist and alleged long time friend of President Barack Obama, took issue with the President’s decision to deploy more troops to fight in Afghanistan. “I feel betrayed,” wailed a disconsolate Ayers. “I poured my heart and soul into electing this man. I thought we agreed that the real enemy was right here in America. This is where the capitalist exploiters are. Sending troops to foreign lands diverts our energy from the real mission.” Ayers hinted that “the President’s betrayal of the progressive agenda could turn out as badly for him as JFK’s attacks against the progressive regime...
  • Remember the Silent Majority: Regarding our received image of the sixties, it’s time to...

    10/24/2009 9:54:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 826+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 23, 2009 | An NRO Q&A
    October 23, 2009, 0:00 p.m. Remember the Silent MajorityRegarding our received image of the sixties, it’s time to question authority. An NRO Q&A Don’t believe what you’ve seen in the movies. Malcom X wasn’t friendly with Martin Luther King, most anti-war protesters were just looking “to get laid,” and plenty of Americans lived through the whole decade without seeing a hippie, save on TV. Jonathan Leaf, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties, answers some questions from National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez to set our record straight on that infamous decade. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: If sixties...
  • What the Radical Left Doesn't Want You to Know About the 60's

    08/25/2009 8:15:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies · 2,574+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/26/2009 | Christian Toto
    Ah, the ‘60s, the hippie-drenched era recently dredged up as part of the Woodstock 40th anniversary news coverage. What a shame that so much of what the public knows of the turbulent decade is either an exaggeration or outright falsehood. Enter The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties by Jonathan Leaf. The author debunks much of the conventional wisdom regarding the decade, from the culture at play to the Vietnam War. It’s easy to blame psychedelics abuse for the mass hypnosis regarding such an important chapter in American history. But Leaf calmly shares some cold, hard facts concerning the era....
  • Celebrating Sixties Gangsters On VH1

    08/13/2009 4:50:25 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 195+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 13, 2009 | David Horowitz
    Last night VH1’s on going celebrations of the Sixties hit a high and a low. The high was hit by an edited version of Monterey Pop (Canned Heat and Ravi Shankar hit the cutting room floor) which captures the delightful absurdities of the decade, although the drug fog which was not so delightful is much in evidence in the glazed expressions of the attendees. I can’t think of any more exciting live performance caught on tape than Joplin’s show stopper Love is Like a Ball and Chain. But right after this came a promotional film for the black Panthers who...
  • "In 1968, something terrible happened in the Church" (how dissenters tore Church apart)

    03/01/2009 3:12:28 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,173+ views
    Cardinal James Stafford reflects on how dissenters to Humane Vitae tore the Church apart -- and how that rift left scars that remain to this day. "Lead us not into temptation" is the sixth petition of the Our Father. Peirasmňs, the Greek word used in this passage for 'temptation,' means a trial or test. Disciples petition God to be protected against the supreme test of ungodly powers. The trial is related to Jesus's cup in Gethsemane, the same cup which his disciples would also taste (Mk 10: 35-45). The dark side of the interior of the cup is an abyss....
  • The Taste Was So Divine

    10/16/2008 11:18:24 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 11 replies · 755+ views ^ | 2008.10.15 | Bruce Lewis
    Edie Adams died today at the age of 81. Younger readers of this blog will not remember her, but I do. She was a singer (a Julliard alum, no less), a Tony-winning and Emmy-nominated actress, and the wife of TV comedy pioneer Ernie Kovacs. She was also one of the most beautiful and sexy stars to ever grace screen and stage, and (from all accounts; we never met) a truly good person. Those Americans who were raised by television as I was will probably recall Edie Adams most easily as the long-time TV pitchwoman for Muriel Cigars. (Yes, I am...
  • Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO?

    06/24/2008 7:19:30 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 124 replies · 304+ views
    The "Musicians Who Turn 50", "Musicians Who Turn 60", "Favorite Drummer" and "Favorite Guitarist" were such hit threads on FR, I've decided to do this one. Who is your favorite SONGWRITING DUO? We all know that Lennon-McCartney were amazing together and possibly the best songwriting duo ever. They might be mentioned several times on this thread. If you choose John & Paul, be specific about which song and lyric(s).
  • Why baby boomers can't change tunes

    05/20/2008 12:53:37 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 62 replies · 270+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | May 20. 2008 | Art Marmorstein
    Recently, I reviewed a new American history anthology. I was amused to find included in the book a generous selection of 1960s protest songs. Apparently, lyrics by Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Country Joe MacDonald are making their way into the academic canon, and at least some professors seem to think these are “must-read” documents for our students. Well, maybe so. But if one really wants song lyrics that reflect the 1960s, I'd point my students instead to some of the songs from math professor and musical satirist Tom Lehrer. In terms of insight into America, Lehrer's “National...
  • Losing It For Lost In Space

    05/14/2008 7:19:58 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 53 replies · 3,406+ views ^ | 2008.05.14 | Bruce Lewis
    I've been watching Lost In Space reruns over at recently, and it's been quite an enjoyable time. In fact, in many ways I enjoy the show now more than I did as a child, which was a lot. A a child, I loved watching the original Star Trek, of course — and I still do — but I have to admit that in my early childhood I found a great deal of it to be baffling and or slightly scary. Lost In Space, however, was my favorite — the show I'd fight my little brother to see. It was...
  • Viewing the 1960s from my 60s

    04/20/2008 9:37:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 156 replies · 276+ views ^ | April 21, 2008 | Bert Prelutsky
    Even though I’m embarrassed to have been a Democrat for so many years, I’m proud that even in my 20’s, I thought the 60’s was the worst decade in America’s history. Because I was born in 1940, I was at UCLA for some of those years and had a bird’s eye view of my fellow college students. It was not a pretty sight. What makes that time the source of so much nostalgia for so many people of my age -- the incessant folk songs, the tie-dyed shirts and blouses, the granny glasses, the bongs, the infantile anti-establishment content that...
  • 60s Needle In Academic Haystack

    03/25/2008 10:08:05 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 9 replies · 843+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 25, 2008 | Malcolm Kline
    60s Needle in Academic Haystack by: Malcolm A. Kline, March 25, 2008 Finding a front-page 60s radical four decades after the fact is a bit like finding a needle in an academic haystack: You just have to stumble upon the institution of higher learning that the professional protestor sought shelter in. Case in point: Mark Rudd of Students for a Democratic Society. We unearthed this pop culture relic thanks to Jonah Goldberg’s invaluable book, Liberal Fascism. “Today his is a math teacher at a community college in Albuquerque, New Mexico,” Goldberg relates. “Rudd has expressed remorse for his violent youthful...