"Sure, they were somewhat loose in their sexual habits and sure they ingested a lot of drugs - a risky and foolish business - but they were very careful about not hurting other human beings; they practised - not believed in but practised - a live-and-let-live philosophy of tolerance and tenderness, they adhered to an almost severe code of ethics. Their protests and demonstrations, while they may have gotten out of hand at times, were never mindless acts of rebellion; they were aimed at improving conditions for all mankind. The young radicals weren't seeking personal power or economic gains, they were agitating for a more honest, healthy and democratic society."
Another Roadside Attraction
Thomas E. Robbins, 1971