The Marijuana Debate: A Matter of Freedom? The counterculture revolution of the 1960s was a turbulent time in American history. On the left, so-called progressive thinkers were espousing ideas about love and individual freedom while on the right, conservatives believed they had virtually become the equivalent of the little Dutch boy holding his finger in the dyke to prevent the end of society itself. More than four decades later, it would seem that the rift between leftist thinkers and conservatives has not lessened a bit. If anything, in fact, the cultural divide that began in the 1960s is greater than ever as America finds itself in the midst of what some have called America’s ideological civil war (Sears and Osten 124). Central to the...The end:
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