Today, everyone born and bred before World War II is such an immigrant in time — as his forebears were in space — struggling to grapple with the unfamiliar conditions of life in a new era. Like all immigrants and pioneers, these immigrants in time are the bearers of older cultures.
Margaret Mead, ‘Culture and Commitment’, p. 72
Why are we now taking an event — the referendum of 1971 concerning the right of women to vote in federal elections in Switzerland — and why are we laying stress on the campaigns, the crises, and the exceptional circumstances?
When the projectors of reality are suddenly turned on such-and-such a problem, or group, or person, these become for a time the poles, the focus, of attraction ...