Quotation by Joan Didion

Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969, ended at the exact moment when word of the murders on Cielo Drive traveled like brushfire through the community, and in a sense this is true. The tension broke that day. The paranoia was fulfilled.
Joan Didion (b. 1935), U.S. essayist. Of the Charles Manson murders. "The White Album: A Chronicle of Survival in the Sixties," New West (June 4, 1979).
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