The word-hoard of the English language keeps growing, as new words come into existence and into our vocabulary. This article–Harold Meyerson – Back to The ’60s – washingtonpost.com–gives us “Sixtiesism,” which could be defined as a reversion to the issues and mindset that characterized the 1960′s. The article also coins a related word: Sixties-ization. Meaning imposing the issues and mindset of the 1960′s on contemporary times or on an individual.
The author is using those terms to analyze the current Democratic presidential race, as all of those elderly Sixties survivors–Rev. Wright, those Weather Underground terrorists–and the Sixties issues of Civil Rights and Peace are being injected, for better or worse, into today’s campaigns.
Still, the words are the best part of the argument. So what are some other examples of Sixtiesism? Of Sixtiesization?