Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Trouble In Hippieland!

This Newsweek cover has become iconic of the end of flower power and the dreams of the summer of love. Inside are a number of stories detailing the progression from LSD and marijuana to speed and heroin and the aggression, paranoia and violence that went with that. Rather than just focusing on Haight-Ashbury there is also coverage of the scenes in Boston, The East Village and L.A., the cover couple were found living in a communal apartment NYC digger style.

There is also this story focusing on one so-called Hippie, although there are many like her in our society today and they don't seem to have any fashionable label or hip credibility, they're just the homeless and underemployed.