[SEVEN]

1960–1969

Business in a Bubble

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land And don’t criticize what you can’t understand

Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly agin’

Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand For the times they are a-changin’.

—Bob Dylan

THE CRACKS in the social structure of the country were already evident in the previous decade, despite the best efforts to mask them. By the 1960s, there was no need to search for the cracks; they were everywhere—in the fight for civil rights, in the struggle for equality of the sexes, in the questioning of U.S. imperialism, in the clash between the values of the young and the old, and in the search for meaning beyond material consumption. ...

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