Hippies from the 1960s ask today’s progressives, 'What happened to freedom?'

WASHINGTON — In the mid to late 1960s and into the early 1970s, large numbers of mostly college students were called hippies. The Encyclopedia Brittanica defines hippies as being a “member, during the 1960s and 1970s, of a countercultural movement that rejected the mores of mainstream American life.” Above all else, hippies demanded freedom. But today, while many of those original hippies morphed into “progressives,” what’s left of the hippie culture must wonder, “Whatever happened to the ‘freedom’ part?” Let’s briefly examine what happened to men and women over the intervening years. 1960s wo…

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