I worked this weekend at the suburban library. One of the things I really appreciate about my job is being able to see what everyone is reading. Obviously there are too many books for one to know about by themselves (unless you are Nancy Pearl) so it I have found patrons to be an unbelievable resource for referrals. I recently finished reading the Madman and the Professor which is pretty much the behind the scenes of the Oxford Dictionary. However, I recently noticed some materials about the 1960’s which lead me to the question that I have used for this entry’s title. Seriously, what would it be like? I really believe we would be in a different place.
This also got me thinking about cycles. There are cycles in clothing fashions, their are ecosystem cycles and weather like cycles. Is it possible for there to be political cycles as well? The 1960’s were loud and powerful; the people were involved and making their voices heard. May this happen again?
Along with JFK’s untimely death, the world also lost other great people such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. Are those losses due to how politically assertive the public had become?
Prior to the 1960’s Alice in Wonderland was made into a movie by Disney in 1951. I just came across a video by Nick Bertke who uses audio mashups from the Disney movie to create a pretty amazing electronic mix!