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Unformatted text preview: Alfred Kinsey The Secrets of the 1950s The Eisenhower Era:The Myth of Consensus and Complacency I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness/starving hysterical naked/dragging themselves through the Negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix. The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, made to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. More Quotes that Challenge science seem ready to confer upon us, as its final gift, the power to erase human life from this planet. What amazes me now is that it never occurred to me not to do this. His career was just my life. There came a time when I felt I didnt have the strength for this and I started breaking down. I can remember going into the shower and screamingin the shower so that no one could hear me. Even then I didnt have conscious thoughts of I hate this lifeI didnt think there was anything objectively wrong with the way I was living, just that I couldnt take it any more . Last Challenging Quote I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe, nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquidsand I might even to said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imaginationindeed, everything and anything except me. The Lavender Scare...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course 090 250 taught by Professor Jamesreed during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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