Essay: LONGER HAIR IS NOT NECESSARILY HIPPIE

THE hair of the male human animal grows more slowly than crab grass—about ½ in. to 1 in. a month. But it never stops growing this side of the grave. Were it not for the tyranny of fashion, which insistently summons men to the barber, they might all conform to the Book of Leviticus, which commands that "Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard." In these shaggy times, which can produce a Van Cliburn, an Allan Ginsberg and a Joe Namath, not to...

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