What Really Happened to the 1960s: How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy | | AlterNet

“Despite policies geared to the interests of corporations and the wealthy, neoliberalism enjoyed wide electoral success because it was ushered in by rhetoric that effectively played off public images of the sixties—threatening black militants, rebellious students, Viet Cong flag–waving antiwar protesters, self-indulgent and stoned hippies, and “man-hating” or “family-hating” women—that had alienated significant portions of the population. Attention to right-wing baby boomers (e.g., George W. Bush) and allegedly “left-wing” baby boomers (e.g., Bill Clinton) in positions of power, the spreading “culture wars” of the 1990s, and histories that reread the sixties as a civil war between Right and Left — all helped to configure the sixties as a metaphor for a divided America.”

via What Really Happened to the 1960s: How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy | | AlterNet.

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