By John Tierney 22-08-2019

The Times They Are A-Changin’…

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The summer of 1969. It was one of those special moments in American history. In July, man first walked on the moon, and then a few weeks later in mid-August the baby boom generation celebrated its coming of age at the now legendary Woodstock music festival.  

It seemed then that everyone knew they were living in an extraordinary time. What they couldn’t know was that these events marked the end not just of a decade, but of an era. Arguably, Americans never again managed to rally around a common goal like the 1960s space program. And even the passions that fuelled the anger and protests, the violence, and the assassinations of 1966-8 faded underneath the haze of drugs and free love at the festival in upstate New York...

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