In high school in the early Sixties, I dreamed of intellectual work by women that would match the highest male standards and set men on their ear. A lot of women have done a lot of academic work since then, but most of them fall short of that standard.
Chicago 1968 taught one how close any civilized country is to berserkness at all times; also how terrorism, even silly terrorism, strengthens the cops more than anyone. Yet already this European-style history lesson has been watered down by consensus into something crazy we did in the Sixties, just as we "did" McCarthyism in the fifties. As if a nation changes its nature completely every ten years; as if social forces were as evanescent as hula hoops or skateboards, instead of as remorseless as glaciers.wilfrid sheed
Back in the early Sixties, when I first started out, insolvency spelt glamour.(Robert) Ian Hamilton
If you want to know about the Sixties, play the music of The Beatles.Aaron Copland
That's what the whole Sixties Flower-Power thing was about: 'Go away, you bunch of boring people.'george harrison
Manson's the man who's responsible for "killing the Sixties." He really knew how to play up the whole "most dangerous man alive" thing when at the time, the most dangerous man alive was Richard Nixon.john roecker
If you remember the Sixties, you weren't there.grace slick
Romanticism, like the Rousseauist Swinging Sixties, misunderstands the Dionysian as the pleasure principle, when it is in fact the gross continuum of pleasure-pain. Worshiping nature and seeking political and sexual freedom, Romanticism ends in imaginative entrammelment of every kind. Perfect freedom is intolerable and therefore impossible.camille paglia
The spiritual history of the Sixties has yet to be written.camille paglia
The Sixties attempted a return to nature that ended in disaster.camille paglia
The Seventies theory explosion [i.e., Literary theory, deconstruction , etc.] was a panic reaction by headlocked pedants unable to cope with the emotional and sensory flux of the Sixties. It was a desperate search for new authority, new dogma.camille paglia
Manson's the man who's responsible for "killing the Sixties." He really knew how to play up the whole "most dangerous man alive" thing when at the time, the most dangerous man alive was Richard Nixon.
The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact.
The thing the Sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.john lennon
All the proliferating falsifications of what I and everyone I know experienced once in what it is now so convenient to call the "fifties" or "Sixties," as if life was really measured or lived in arbitrary decades, when the history books are sold like comix.lester bangs
The more visible signs of protest are gone, but I think there is a realization that the tactics of the late Sixties are not sufficient to meet the challenges of the seventies.coretta scott king
The trouble with our younger authors is that they are all in the Sixties.
It's the place where my prediction from the Sixties finally came true: "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes." I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is, "In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous."Andy Warhol
[The right] may never bring prayer back to schools, but it has rescued all manner of rightwing economic nostrums from history’s dustbins. Having rolled back the landmark economic reforms of the Sixties (the war on poverty) and those of the thirties (labor law, agricultural price supports, banking regulation), its leaders now turn their guns on the accomplishments of the earliest years of progressivism (Woodrow Wilson’s estate tax; Theodore Roosevelt’s anti-trust measures). With a little more effort, the backlash may well repeal the entire twentieth century.thomas frank
In the Sixties, the recycling of pop culture turning it into Pop art and camp had its own satirical zest. Now we're into a different kind of recycling. Moviemakers give movies of the past an authority that those movies didn't have; they inflate images that may never have compelled belief, images that were no more than shorthand gestures and they use them not as larger-than-life jokes but as altars.Pauline Kael
[T]here is now a practical way to fulfill all the dreams of the movement of the early Sixties and seventies. There's a practical practical method to end poverty, racism, sexism, imperialsim. ... I would cross the planet on my hands and knees to touch his toes.maharaji (prem rawat)
All the proliferating falsifications of what I and everyone I know experienced once in what it is now so convenient to call the "fifties" or "Sixties," as if life was really measured or lived in arbitrary decades, when the history books are sold like comix.
It took Marvel Comics years to begin to put together any worthwhile superheroines. The first crop was, to a gal, embarrassingly disappointing. They had all the measly powers that fifties and Sixties male chauvinism could contrive to bestow on a superwoman.michael chabon