World War II was the last government program that really worked.
Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.
Right around the end of the fifties, college students and young people in general, began to realize that this music was almost like a history of our country – this music contained the real history of the people of this country.
The truth is, of course, that history is not completed in modern commerce any more than philosophy is perfected in political economy. In other words, there is nothing timeless or God-given about filling stations and penicillin and plastic bags.
History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.