The New Counterculture

Today's kids are hipper than their '60s counterparts, just less politically focused

Attention, boomers. The forefathers of Woodstock Nation are dead. In the past 10 years, we've bid happy trails to Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Garcia, Jerry Rubin, William Burroughs and Timothy Leary. Of psychedelia's heavy hitters, only a tiny fragment of Ken Kesey remains.

Sorry to point this out. You're probably pausing right about now to wipe a tear from your Armani suit and thinking it's pretty much curtains for the counterculture. Maybe you're thinking that you were but a moment's sunlight fading in the grass, and epochs like the 1960s are rare in human history.

What happened? Where have all...

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