Change. From a member of Nixon's Enemies List, journalist D.J.R. Bruckner in the L.A. Times, 1972:
There are issues enough. What is gone is the popular passion for them. Possibly, hope is gone. The failure of hope would be a terrible event; the blacks have never been cynical about America. But conversation you hear among the young now, on the South Side of Chicago, up in Harlem or in Beford-Stuyvesant, certainly suggests the birth of a new cynicism. In the light of what government is doing, you might well expect young blacks to lose hope in the power elites, but this is something different -- a cold personal indifference, a separation of man from man. What you hear and see is not rage, but injury, a withering of expectations.
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