Charles Manson and the Perversion of the American Dream

November 30, 2017  •  William McKeen, The Conversation

Fame – more than art, more than religion, more than money – motivated Manson as he careened from prison, to musician, to murder. In his way, he was an early adopter of something that permeates American culture today.

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Charles Manson Was Not a Product of the Counterculture

November 21, 2017  •  BAYNARD WOODS, The New York Times

Mr. Manson was not the end point of the counterculture. If anything, he was a backlash against the civil rights movement and a harbinger of white supremacist race warriors like Dylann Roof, the lunatic fringe of the alt-right.

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Charles Manson was a nightmare from the ‘summer of love’

November 20, 2017  •  Dr. David Smith, The Washington Post

Charles Manson became an infamous symbol of the dark side in the summer of love — and helped to stunt progressive policies for decades to come.

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The Magazine that Inspired Rolling Stone

November 8, 2017  •  Peter Richardson, The Conversation

Rolling Stone’s identity can also be traced to two sources: Berkeley’s culture of dissent and Ramparts magazine, the legendary San Francisco muckraker.

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