"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3, 1967

Forty five years ago, Jimi Hendrix recorded "Purple Haze."   In retrospect, a high point of a low point for American culture:

The Sixties generation has a lot to atone for.

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