The Week, “Sex, drugs, and the Summer of Love”

In Haight-Ashbury, there were groups such as the Family Dog, who lived communally and did much to popularize the fashion for long hair and “old-timey” clothes, and the Diggers, “community anarchists” who sought to create a society free of money. The San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen dubbed these young bohemians “hippies” — a slang term for someone who is “hip,” or in the know.

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