Month: October 2017


1960s Culture

The self-censoring Hays Office in Hollywood cleaned up the risque I920s. In 1939, it had to approve Rhett Butler’s “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” in Gone with the Wind. By the 1960s, US self-censoring went the way of Britain’s. (Oh, for a few innocent damns, in place of what we have today.)

Paul Johnson (in his book, Intellectua . . .


Currents of Change After WWII

After WWII there was talk of one world, but the world moved in the opposite direction. Eric Hoffer, longshoreman-philosopher, observed that “Dispersion of power is the only check to power there is.” So, with greater dispersion may come greater unity.

Max Ways (Fortune Magazine, Oct. 1970) noted two underlying super trends, which seem opposite but are complementary: