The Long Summer of Love: Historians get hip to the lasting influences of ’60s counterculture
By Zoë Corbyn, The Chronicle of Higher Education

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In the summer of 1967, tens of thousands of young people converged on the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, drawn by sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll, and the promise of a new way to live. This July a group of nearly 170 people, mostly academics, descended on the foggy city to try to figure out, 50 years later, what it all meant.

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