The 1960s Leaders Had Charisma & Great Looks

  • Published on Mar 28, 2019
  • The speaker is Frithjof Bergmann the famed professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan. He was an articulate witness to the changes that took place in America and especially on universities in the 1960s. He went on to study blue-collar workers at the automobile plants in Michigan and developed a concept for work he called “new work”. He also wrote the popular books “On Being Free” and “The Experience Of Values”. I interviewed him in 1989 for my TV series looking at the 1960s. I remember at the time of the interview that virtually every answer he gave to my questions was fascinatingly unique. #1960s #bergmann #work #philosophy
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Comments • 12

  • Truth Truth
    Truth Truth Month ago

    Hey David, do you have clips on street life in the 70s or 80s? Great video by the way.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  Month ago

      I was there with a camera and a tape recorder.
      David Hoffman - filmmaker

  • André
    André Month ago

    So did the people.

  • ArchEnema 67
    ArchEnema 67 Month ago +3

    There's something to be said for being able to get other people to do good things.

  • Henriko Magnifico
    Henriko Magnifico Month ago +2

    This channel is awesome.

  • Mechaius
    Mechaius Month ago

    Mr. Bergmann is such an interesting person and so easy to listen to. I think he could make a piece of toast sound fascinating with the way he speaks, I love it. Thanks so much for making these videos and for all the work you do Mr. Hoffman!

  • Frank Cantley
    Frank Cantley Month ago +2

    As a person born in mid 70's as a teen in the late 80's onto early 90's. Easy Rider was a sacred weekly film rental for a lot of us. It was great meeting parent who came of age during that era. My parents were quite older. But there was always a slight flash of that beautiful time in their eyes. Leading to great discussions on music of that era. etc. Though what a bummer when your friends parents turn out to be so much more relatable. I'm just a middle aged flower child man out a time. lol.

  • michaelemouse1
    michaelemouse1 Month ago +1

    How much of '60s and '70s counter-culture politics was driven by being angry at dad or another family member? It's certainly not true that all or most of it was; There were perfectly good reasons to venture in some aspects of the counter-culture. But I do wonder if some of it may have been intrafamily conflict being played out on the wider world.

    • norsktoolmaker88
      norsktoolmaker88 Month ago

      +PurelyAfrican Yes, as we discovered conformity was no guarantee of integrity. The G I generation made a decision they thought was irrevocable, America would be an empire and they were pledging our lives to achieve it and we said no.

    • PurelyAfrican
      PurelyAfrican Month ago

      Alot of it was just about rebellion!
      Rebelling against their strait laced professional parents.

    • norsktoolmaker88
      norsktoolmaker88 Month ago +1

      My view at 67 years old, is that our parents demanded we believe in so many lies about what was being done by the government and sinister forces with our money and lives from 1945 forward. They would have settled for us to just pretend to believe but after the Kennedy's this was impossible. Their major problem with us who "Knew it Better" was soon all their SS and medicare benefits would come from our taxes thus, they would be the ones that had to pretend not to know or worse, vent their scorn with every slander they could think of. I have pity for those whose faith in authority was so betrayed but not obedience.

  • clockguy2
    clockguy2 Month ago +7

    Charisma, Great Looks...and little substance.