Americana: The War Is Over

In Chicago's Grant Park last week, a decade after the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention, a group of latter-day Yippies shouted the old battle cry: "The whole world is watching!" But hardly anyone was. Then the Yippies went marching through the streets, and the friendly police even provided two motorcyclists to clear the way. They sat in a busy intersection, chanting, "The streets belong to the people!" But when a few cops finally told them to move on, they meekly complied. They smoked pot and slept in the park, but their main complaint to the bored police was, "How come...

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