There's a line from Peter Fonda in the movie The Limey, that goes something like this:
"It was a dream, not a place....that was the sixties....you could speak the language... And it was only '66 and early '67, that's all it was."
For me, the sixties reach out across the decades and place a heavy hand on all that seems to transpire in the present. I was never there, nor would I want to go there, but I feel that events of that period resonate more strongly than things that happened in the years preceding or following. The trippy dope fiends and the military created the computer age. The international efforts of the government were revealed as insane, naked aggression, and the bright light of the atomic age shone down on every living thing. Men walked on the moon.
I do not know if the world we live in today is more mad, or less.