The Counterculture’s Come-to-Jesus Moment

How a corruption of New Left ideology became fodder for the religious right.

Illustration by Benedikt Luft

In October 30, 1971, the front page of the Augusta Chronicle ran an article on the decline of the New Left side by side with a report on a “modern Pentecost” sweeping the nation. The placement was fitting: hippies and Yippies alike competed over middle-class youths who had breathed the heady air of Haight-Ashbury and […]

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