Here is an unsympathetic look at the counterculture newspapers of the 1960s by Garry Allen (1936 – 1986):
"The editorial format of the underground press calls for a Marxist message blanketed in sex and drugs. This is kneaded with four-letter words, malapropped with polysyllabics and stirred with corny revolutionary slogans that would embarrass an East Side anarchist of 1910. It is mixed with 'hip' language taken from the worlds of jazz, narcotics, and homosexuality. Adding spice are terms from the lexicons of Marx, Lenin, and Chairman Mao - along with the weird vernacular of the Hindu mystics. Served with a quart of self-righteousness, the above recipe produces the nicest little revolutionary stew you ever saw."
Click here to read about an American woman who grew heartily sick of the socialists who loitered on every street corner during the Great Depression...
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