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  • FRN Columnists' Corner - "The New Counterculture" By Gary Aldrich

    11/08/2003 11:47:20 AM PST · by Bob J · 34 replies · 697+ views
    Free Republic Network ^ | 11-8-03 | Gary Aldrich
    Columnists' Corner "The New Counterculture " By Gary Aldrich On Nov. 7, 1972, the New Left, also known as the “Counterculture,” suffered a major defeat at the polls when Leftist presidential candidate George McGovern lost 49 states to Richard Nixon. Nixon’s joy was short-lived. His re-election caused a furious counter-reaction by the emerging Hard-Left ideologues like Hillary Rodham Clinton. This movement, nurtured on the dreams of a Marxist-style revolution, had to settle instead for grown-up pragmatism that had as its basic tenet that to destroy the hated “system,” you first had to join it. They left the romantic Counterculture...