Changes in 60 years

Reading an article by the Fat Bloke about the changes of the past 50 years I was reminded of a lecture I attended on Thomas Merton a theologian who died in the 1960’s.  One of the other students complained that an article written in 1958 was ” not Pc” my reaction was to say, ‘But do you not remember how people spoke and wrote at that time for the era he was exceptionally PC’ I looked round and realised no one else including the lecturer had been born in 58 or even an in 1967 when Merton died.  The fascination of reading an account of a reformer in America in the 50’s and 60’s a man who corresponded with Kennedy and Martian Luther King.  50 years has seen many changes on this side of the pond but even more on the other side. We need to realise the progress that has been made what still needs to be done and how we can protect the progress.

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