Are Hippies Quaint?

The clipping below is from a 1971 article about nostalgia, and it presents an interesting point: the further one goes back in time, the rosier the by-gone times seem. The author mentions that the 20s are all the rage because they happened 50 years prior, leaving a nice gap of time to forget the harder things and remember only the good.

Hippies may be considered quaint.Hippies may be considered quaint. · Sun, Jun 6, 1971 – Page 9 · The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) · Newspapers.com

It’s crazy to think about, but it’s now been 50 years since this article was published. (Well, 47 years—we’re still three years shy of the 50 year mark from 1971.) We can ask ourselves the question that the author implies….are the 70s nostalgic to us now? Are hippies considered quaint?

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