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“June 20, 1975. […] Sometimes I am convinced that really nothing changes much. People aren’t being altered. “Change” is on the surface, almost a public relations or media invention. The mood of America and of most countries (most people?) is deeply and profoundly conservative; there is almost an inertia of the spirit, in terms of the collective. One of my students, a few years ago, a volunteer worker for McGovern, said: “A man told us he knew Nixon was a crook but he was going to vote for him, instead of for McGovern with his strange ideas. …” At least the man was honest. Americans tolerate and even encourage “change” which is superficial, like fashions in clothes or music, perhaps in order to maintain the status quo on another level. The sexual revolution is a disaster for many people, judging from evidence I have encountered. Girl students are as apprehensive, as miserable, as worried about “not being loved” as ever before, and perhaps things are even worse now: the offer of marriage still remains the token of esteem, no matter if they’ve been living with a young man or not. The emotions seem unchanged, entirely.”
The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates. 1973-1982