Three of the most talked-of problems in the Western world, and especially America, today are hair, drugs, and the Vietnamese War, and all of them center around the young. The young are seemingly America's first preoccupation, and they have brought these matters to the forefront of our concerns. In all three, they have threatened the traditional culture by their adoption of the attitudes of opposition. By their actions they are expressing deeply held convictions so opposed to the accepted mores and the status quo that parents, teachers, and governments are being challenged to review their own stances or accept the disquieting, chilling, or sometimes horrifying results. The responsibility for all these actions on the part of the young is laid at the door of the control structure that is the cause of the civilizational crisis with which the Western nations are faced. A laborious course of social reconstruction, led by men of wisdom and inspiration, is probably the only way to the survival of our culture.
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