The Theater: Scars of the '60s

KENNEDY'S CHILDREN

by ROBERT PATRICK

The '70s are the hangover of the '60s. The headiest intoxicant of that decade was youth, the perennial firewater of the U.S. imagination and temperament. The country is youth prone the way some people are accident prone. But the young are the least reliable guides to the future since they have not been there. In the '60s their parents, their teachers, almost all of the people who ought to have been the mentors of semiformed minds, genuflected before the whims, threats, and often asinine behavior of the young. These...

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