Fulford: Love continues to tear us apart | Afterword | Arts | National Post

It was a time of vaulting ambition, almost exactly the opposite of 2012. “We thought our potential was unlimited: no prohibition stood in our way.” He and his friends, like their equivalents in half a dozen other countries in the West, nourished the dream of an absolute break with the past. They wanted a grander, more elevated life. Sexual liberation was the most common way to reach this higher reality.

Their era’s achievements are now mostly built into the freedoms of the West, among them contraception, easier divorce and decriminalized abortion.

via Fulford: Love continues to tear us apart | Afterword | Arts | National Post.

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