The next instalment in the acclaimed New Yorker 'decades' series featuring an all-star line-up of historical pieces from the 1960s alongside new pieces by current New Yorker staffers.
The 1960s is known as one of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century. From the peak of the Civil Rights Movement and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr to the rise of environmental activism and second wave feminism; from the U-2 spy plane incident and the Bay of Pigs to the Vietnam War; from the Summer of Love and the free love movement to the rise of musicians like Bob Dylan and The Beatles: it was an era of change and unrest in all arenas.
With contributions from: Truman Capote, John Updike, E.B. White, Rachel Carson, James Baldwin, Jonathan Schell, Dwight Macdonald, Renata Adler, Hannah Arendt, Pauline Kael, AJ Liebling, Nat Hentoff, Calvin Trillin, Xavuer Rynne, John McPhee, Anthony Hiss, and more.