Woodstock Census/Barefoot in Babylon

Feinberg, Andrew

of an inflexible rule discovered by the scholars, so much more expert and cau- Americana -from Wisconsin biblical scholar Wilfred Harrington: tious than Donovan in their...

...Those TIVAL who like the sixties will buy only so Art critic Robert Stephen Spitz much...
...self-help salesmen and the tides of mel- got angry at him, as if their sensible emo- If one cherishes some of the ideals of lowness...
...They could, I this book to anyone interested in further am sure, score some valid points against disclosures related to the purpose of him, if they should wish to do so...
...change the world...
...He paradise...
...The authors set out to prove half of the respondents...
...I do not believe that for a second, but does it take frequent mass demonstrations to prove that many sixties' values have not been abandoned...
...Woodstock without a doubt...
...I still feel the same," one respondent says, "but feel more powerless to do things on a large scale...
...Only 4 percent of the of big money in the air, even the love members of the Hog Farm commune men, however, served in Vietnam...
...About half earn JACOB'S LADDER less than $10,000, and 71 percent do not believe "it's okay to work at a job you THEOLOGY AND SPIRITUALITY hate if the money's good...
...work for change...
...Bernard N. Nathanson was a coSION,, by John L. McKenzie, Thomas founder of the National Association for Repeal of AborMore Press, $10.95, 264 pp...
...3.95 paper So what are they doing about it...
...So I combat inflation, dishonesty, pollution, etc., on a personal level...
...Art historians, critics, and students will gain new insights recapture the sixties...
...But, by 1974, he wrote in the New semi-retirement remains the McKenzie England Journal of Medicine of his "increasing certainty without whom an academic world to re- that I had in fact presided over 60,000 deaths" tire from would have been unthinka- In ABORTING AMERICA, Dr...
...Weiner and Stillman blow it by generalizing without the essential numbers...
...31 percent knew at tainty before the whole world started zeal: ". . . everyone participated in the least two people who died from drugs...
...history...
...tion Laws...
...42 percent dealt drugs...
...Nevertheless, Barefoot in virtues of the Movement in the actions of peddled dreams demonically and got Babylon is dominated by a spirit of comthe troops...
...Both are filled with vivid ....a dazzling performance ...[Bercovitchl and appalling contradictions, a sign that has written intellectual history at the highest THEY HEED the authors have not been blinded by level" -Edmund S. Morgan, in the New York YOUR HELP...
...57 percent tried lon...
...Grow organic foods, move toward self-sufficiency and mutual dependence with friends...
...This past summer, how- Barefoot _ in Babylon and Woodstock ever, rock promoters who attempted to The American Jeremiad Census mercifully bring us some fresh air SACVW BERCOVRCH and fresh facts...
...For most of the people it was a avoid a cult of personality...
...The group's political convictions are now less grandiose and more vague, which does not mean these people have suddenly developed an urge to wear gray flannel...
...well as some of his perceptions, judgWhile enthusiastically recommending ments, terms, and syntax...
...some people put in 23-hour shifts of hard pants in the sixties, as these statistics The last question provides some of the labor, with the aid of B 12 shots, speed reveal: 62 percent once thought of themconsiderable tension in Barefoot in Baby- and LSD...
...Professional to haunt them and us...
...and there: an impudence which is one of $10.00 at all booksellers now the biblical art-forms...
...How many...
...And he shares the philosophical and moral himself a few years back, but in general struggle which finally led him to conclude that "the the spirit is positive, the judgments are abortion ethic is an invitation to irresponsibility...
...Weiner and Stillman called one a traitor to the cause...
...upbeat book...
...The case is made, but leaders are now extolling the system as the festival...
...several years...
...Unlike.the pioneers, they with respondents who went out of their long as most of the followers have re- had to clear land twice because they were way to recall the era...
...first-hand knowledge of sexual permisthe phrase "Woodstock Nation...
...Unsurprisingly, tained their skepticism and continue to booted out of Wallkill, N.Y., their first most are not embarrassed by their past...
...He takes readers sions with perhaps a touch more of abaninside the pro-abortion movement and shows its political don than the author would have permitted workings...
...Woodstock by gathering a handful of six- 304 pages, $17.50 BAREFOOT IN BABYLON: ties' performers and bloating their "reTHE CREATION OF THE WOODSTOCK FES- Clement Greenberg, union" with the latest in hype...
...Such a care- American Thought free time-almost immersed in my own A History world there-could've easily forgotten MERLE CURU about everything outside of Max Yas- Pulitaer-Priae-winning author Merle Curti pregur's farm land...
...but the Christianity, I must admit that it is not substance of this book would still remain without some weaknesses...
...After some spirited haggl- Lang, the 23-year-old executive pro- hired for security blackmailed the proing, he settled for $10,000 in cash...
...As with an lago or a Pecksniff, moters and spent their time gaining curious that it was Hoffman who coined one longs to do him physical damage...
...one of the kxninaries of American let...
...How important is it that site, after enduring many weeks of Many have kept the faith and, amussome of the people running...
...People passing by the site selves as "hippies...
...If these people have sold out, most failed to do it effectively...
...02138 the survey is better at quantifying experiPlease enclose .50 for postage and handling ences with sex and drugs than with political activity...
...Only 9 percent of the respondents say they are more apathetic and selfish now than in the sixties...
...Lang created Woodstock (by squander- siveness, and that several of the festival's Both books question the significance ing other people's money) so he could 3000 workers idled in a pharmacological of sixties' leaders, preferring to find the become a famous rock impresario...
...Nathancally -civilized...
...There is, of course, the son demonstrates that the real thinking and serious disodd outrageous assertion dropped in here cussion on the issue of abortion have only just -begun...
...That Yasgur's farm was withered so badly...
...This August, on Woodstock's tenth This is the first book to examine the totality anniversary, hordes of journalists and of Greenberg's position, showing both its Andrew Feinberg commentators similarly tried too hard to vakre and its incompleteness...
...one does not resurrect the spirit of dotal autobiography...
...Despite all the absurdities they expose, these two books remind us that many of the fires of the last decade have not gone out...
...36 percent his long book of the months of uncer- Spitz rhapsodizes about this collectivist were tear-gassed...
...y urobhusively learned some examples to set the mood...
...For me, the end of the 60's changed my 432 pages, $25.00 whole life...
...inquiry...
...Another Woodstock profiteer was none other than Abbie Hoffman, the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS Catholic Relief Services THANKSGIVING CLOTHING COLLECTION egomaniacal weasel who advocated mass 114 North Muryay Street Bring clothing to your local parish theft as a social remedy...
...Spitz wisely devotes four-fifths of would help out for moderate pay and LSD...
...How ducer...
...Is this more evidence that the than a hall-century of literary and historical GENERATION sixties are dead and the fifties are back...
...Except for a few slow spots, Spitz tells been claimed by insurance companies, Lang made people feel foolish when they his story clearly and dramatically...
...sents the first systematic account of changing ideas about human nature in American "Selling 45,000 ice creams at the thought from the seventeenth century to Woodstock festival...
...The genesis of the book can be guessed 23 November 1979: 669...
...a notable contribution to the- history of American culture" - Daniel asked to cite their best sixties' experi- Aaron, in Commonweal ence, two census respondents revealed 254 pages, $15.00 one of the schisms of the generation...
...The transformed into a musical city for are clearly defensive about articles on the battle lines were so clear in the Sixties 450,000 in just one month is astonishing...
...Woodstock Census reveals that tions branded them as establishment the sixties, Woodstock Census is also an no single radical leader influenced even toadies...
...A sweeping work of intelectual into business," said a clothing retailer...
...17 seems like a tale of I.T.T...
...It seems they are trying to people to do his bidding by using the munity...
...Does it matter, Spitz's heroes, and there are many of that the sixties' legacy is not merely pot the authors contend, that some of the them, are the workers who sweated for and blue jeans...
...But some of the old activists Commonweal: 668 are working to fight nuclear power, pollution, and radical and sexual discrimination...
...The resulting work will be one of keen interest to all readers who appreciate a YMetic Rex Weinet° & Deanne Stillman Yes, if you wish, but it could also be that literate, thought-provoking, and richly anecViking, $9.95, 273 pp...
...and then going the present...
...ROCK REVIVALS featuring fifties per- viewers almost suffocated amid the 224 pages, $15.00 formers have done big business for swamp gas...
...McKenzie in 700 women a week...
...for a quick score if the festival really did During the last weeks of preparation The 1005 respondents were particicelebrate "peace and love...
...In brief with Richard N. ostling THE OLD TEST*MENT WITHOUT ILLU- During the 1960's, Dr...
...He tells us the cent tried heroin...
...Most significant for the A lucid introduction to the theology, biblical authors is that two-thirds of the sixties' criticism and sermons of a remarkable twenti- radicals still call themselves radicals and half of all the respondents still want to eth century Anglican scholar and preacher...
...DONALD KUSPR Viking, 15.95, 513 pp...
...The Yippie Madison, Wbcornin 53715 23 November 1979: 667 leader, says author Robert Stephen Spitz, generation got sticky fingers and remem- worked for the festival with one hand and threatened to put LSD in the festival's bered how to look out for number one...
...With the scent Yet his eyes are sharp...
...By Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D...
...percent attended Woodstock...
...re- Human Nature in plied one of the faithful...
...and 15 perexcutives in hippie dress...
...In 1971 and 1972, he directed the Center for To say that this book is predictable is Reproductive and Sexual Health, which treated some to offer it high praise...
...of an inflexible rule discovered by the scholars, so much more expert and cau- Americana -from Wisconsin biblical scholar Wilfred Harrington: tious than Donovan in their respective "The clearer the words of Jesus in regard areas of anthropology, scripture, comto Christian conduct, the more certainly parative religion, etc., might well queshave Christians done exactly the oppo- tion some aspects of his methodology, as site...
...mature, offered without arrogance and, Already triggering a wave of debate and controversy occasionally, with an unwonted diffi- on television, radio, and in the press','ABORnNG dence, and the language is characteristi- AMERICA is also enormously enlightening...
...29 watching...
...They have to, age's earnest peace-and-love rhetoric as thrill working hard for something they mostly because the personalities have a weapon...
...Anything was countenanced physical labor according to his ability percent thought putting LSD in a city that kept the dream afloat, and at times it and, for the most part, without com- water supply would be a good idea...
...Many readers and with Kuspit as a guide...
...Well, COWLEY PUBLICATIONS 980 Memorial Drive Cambridge, Mass...
...and Lockheed plaint...
...Woodstock harassment from the hippie-hating lo- ingly, the language, and this makes the were crooks or young capitalists hungry cals...
...Things like that...
...WOODSTOCK CENSUS: stage Woodstock resuscitations had ters expresses the seasoned insights of more THE NATIONAL SURVEY OF THE SIXTIES trouble...
...Crooks and straights Howard Mumford Jones An Autobiography F Here...
...stole from their fellow employees with water supply if he were not paid off by The worst of the lot was Michael the other, that the New York City cops the promotors...
...either nostalgia or revisionism...
...The nonchalance of that statement should not obscure the commitment...
...shining knights of the Left who have that no one could accept such a label...
...Nathanson explains ble.The Old Testament is shed of illu- how he became convinced that human life exists in th womb from the onset of pregnancy...
...Here are Review of Books...
...If one argued with him, he believed in...
...When and lucidly written...
...Many of IN THE THOUGHT OF AUSTIN FARRER them have fairly "straight" jobs, but few By Charles Hefling seem destined to become marketing vice-presidents...
...book queer and fascinating...

Vol. 106 • November 1979 • No. 21


 
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