Friday, March 18, 2022

Counterculture Strategy

Commentary magazine 1997: Norman Podhoretz on his war with Allen Ginsberg. An excerpt:

I was right about the counterculture, but I was wrong in thinking that my Utopian fantasies of perfection through radical reform had any better chance of success than any other brand of utopianism, or that they could compete, especially among the young, with the seductively tantalizing promise of freedom from the responsibilities and constraints of a normal adult life. Back in 1958, as I was leaving his apartment, Ginsberg had shouted, “We’ll get you through your children,” and so it was turning out.

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