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After Aquarius DawnedHow the Revolutions of the Sixties Became the Popular Culture of the Seventies$
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Judy Kutulas

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469632919

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632919.001.0001

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Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

The Jonestown Tragedy, the Press, and the New American Sensibility

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(p.167) 6 : Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid
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After Aquarius Dawned
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Judy Kutulas

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632919.003.0007

In November of 1978 more than 900 Americans died in Jonestown, all followers of Jim Jones’ Peoples Temple movement. Journalists themselves changed by the 1960s attempted to help Americans make sense of what happened there. In the end, the public response to the Jonestown tragedy demonstrates how many lessons from the 1960s Americans absorbed. They learned to be survivors and to fight the system however and whenever they could. Yet their viewpoint was fundamentally changed as they made more judgments in moral rather than legal or rational terms, thinking of Jones as evil.

Keywords:   Jonestown, Peoples Temple, Jim Jones, Guyana, journalism, Charles Krause, California

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