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Khomeini was in France because he had been expelled from Iran and then Iraq, and his aides had advised him to go to Europe, and because France granted him political asylum. He was at the time an aged and relatively obscure religious figure, a target of political persecution who had not been to his home country in well over a decade. They probably saw him as ...


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You firstly have to know that the major reasons her predecessors didn't win their battle against the trade unions was that they never actually had a battle. Her immediate predecessors were Labour, and hence did not battle the unions as both the Labour party and the unions were a part of the same workers movement and to some extent was made up of the same ...


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I'll try to say something about the question of why the counterculture declined. The nature of the question is such that probably nobody can give a definitive answer, just guesses and impressions. My answer is about the US, which was a leader in the movement. Other things were going on in other places, e.g., May 1968 in Paris. Two big things that the ...


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I don't disagree with @T.E.D's answer, but I think there is an alternative explanation that is a bit more succinct. The short answer that my econ profs gave is that although in theory wages can be treated as a good (the price rises when in short supply, and falls when in surplus), wages are "sticky downward" - there are legal and practical reasons why the ...


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Conrad Black describes the circumstances in Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full as follows: The inevitable swarms of conspiracy theorists claim that [Alexander] Haig brokered a pardon for Nixon from Ford. Both Haig and Ford deny this and have done so in identical and strenuous terms for over thirty years at the time of writing ... Further, Nixon ...


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According to William Strauss and Neil Howe's book, Generations, the generations born immediately after a major war are "Idealist" generations that reject their parents values and lifestyles, and form a "counterculture" that (temporarily) rejects convention and social order. A reason this happened was that the society of the 1950s and 1960s was run by the ...


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I'll start by divvying Hippy culture up into two baskets: Fashion and Cultural Attitudes. The Fashion changed, because that's what fashions do. The attitudes, well some changed because the world around them changed, but some stay with us today. Fashion is thing like clothing, art, music styles, hair styles. These are things that have a natural churn to ...


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Based purely on my experience as a human-being, I don't think the 'hippie' movement has actually declined, it's instead just taken on other incarnations and names. 'Hippie Movement' is nothing but a label of a phenomena that happened during a current period of time, but there is nothing to say that the same phenomena is not still happening in other forms in ...


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What was the hippie movement? Every generation finds a way to define themselves. As young people grow, many seek ways to do two things conform with their peers; find a group to fit into / identify with. be "different"; to rebel in some way. Not everyone fits the extreme case that gets publicized, but they like to think they do. Not to completely ...


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It neither contradicts commons sense, nor basic economics. In classic (micro) economics, every good can be represented by two curves: A supply curve and a demand curve, plotted against price for the good and amount sold. The point where the two curves intersect defines the natural market price for that good. Now if some external event comes along to make ...



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