Friday, February 19, 2016

The Late 1960s ... and Now

New World Notes #416, 29:15 (February 23)
Broadcast quality MP3 (40 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

Draft card burning

The deaths of musicians Paul Kantner and Signe Anderson inspire reflections (by me) on the virtues of the late-1960s "counterculture"--virtues seemingly in short supply today. Such as distrust of authority, feeling of personal power & community, belief that the people can change the world for the better, and experiments in alternative structures.

Or maybe today's situation is actually more hopeful than it seems at first glance.

The show includes commentary by Glen Ford, a poem by W.H. Auden, and music by Jefferson Airplane.

Paul Kantner, 1941-2016

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