As long as there have been people, there has always been a counterculture. The counterculture is that part of the society which has a different idea about how things should be done. Like an English style Parliament which has a shadow cabinet, the counterculture has always been out of power and sits in opposition to the mainstream culture.
There always has been a counterculture but until the Sixties, the counterculture never had an identity. What made the counterculture into a powerful force in opposition was the rise of a mass media that could help its members become aware of one another.
Continues as introduction to this chapter.
Sections of Chapter 5