Nation: Brave New World

The kids in beads, tank tops and bells have been complaining for some time now that the square world has taken over their thing and commercialized it. Films about the revolutionary young are pouring out of major Hollywood studios, while record companies, publishers and the fashion trade are also cashing in on Now. The latest development is that the squares who exploit the hip are in turn being exploited by the radicals. It is a logical development, considering the precedents: black militants have demanded their cut from church collections, and radical N.Y.U. students last spring captured the computer, demanding $100,000 ransom...

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