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The Age of Less-Great Expectations

Raymond A. Schroth and S. J.

in Bob Drinan

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780823233045
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240456 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823233045.003.0008
The Age of Less-Great Expectations

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During the first week of January 1971 Father Robert F. Drinan moved into another new world, one that called for him to assume a new role and a new identity. And the decade of American history into which he was carried had begun to accumulate its own unforeseen peculiarities. Dubbed in 1976 by author Tom Wolfe “The Me Decade,” the 1970s had a new ethos that grew in some ways out of an idealistic, positive, revolutionary movement—the morally based protest against the Vietnam War— that had propelled Drinan into office. But now it was beginning to shatter.

Keywords: Father Robert Drinan; Jesuit priests; Vietnam War; 1970s; Tom Wolfe

Chapter.  7397 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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