Thursday, July 17, 2008
Summer of Love
Summer of Love eloquently articulates the underlying hippie values that led many of us to become volunteer researchers, educators, organizers and activists. The probing documentary by PBS allows us to celebrate these hippie values without indulging in nostalgia, but rather by examining what America is and might still be as we find new ways to impart an understanding of the links between consumerism and militarism. After all, the counterculture launched in San Francisco forty-one years ago was a challenge to change what was wrong; it still is.