Reviewed: The Fifth Sacred Thing, Walking to Mercury, and City of Refuge, all by Starhawk. Discussed: Hippies, Earth Wind and Fire, Utopias, Problems Encountered When Writing Utopias, Counter-Cultural Trends, The Martian, Francis Bacon, and Humanistic Education.

To write Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion lived in the Haight-Ashbury back in ’68 and wrote about what she saw — a feeble attempt to form a counter-culture, a counter-culture which in her mind attracted nothing other than drugs, dropouts, and dramatis hippae. According to Didion, the people involved wanted little more than to either get high, join a club, not go to war…

Evan Warfel

Data Scientist. Writer. Humanist

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