Studying the cultural and political revolutions of the late 60s and early 70s won’t earn you any points for originality. It’s not that this period in world history isn’t important — it’s continually worthy of assessment, if only because history, as you know, repeats itself. Just look at the Trump years, the pandemic, and the years of protest over racial discrimination and police brutality — they mimic how Western culture shifted during the Civil Rights movement, the anti-Vietnam War/Nixonism protests, and the countercultural movement to push against the 50s Howdy Doody
nuclear family, structural biases and lingering stains of McCarthyism.
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