The Cooling Of America: Out of Tune and Lost in the Counterculture

The wrong people, the wrong drugs have taken over. English majors (ugh), fraternity boys and the down-and-outers who would have been bums anywhere are joining the culture. The aggressive psychotic drunk has sprung up now in the drug culture. Heroin and speed have replaced marijuana and LSD. Hippie violence against hippie has become commonplace. It is numbers: too many hippies. We can only afford so many people alienated from society.

These are the words of Charlie Whitman, hippie lawyer from Lawrence, Kans., a 27-year-old veteran of the...

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