Tuesday, July 7, 2009

California Dreaming

Joan Didion wrote of California, that "the dream was always teaching the dreamers how to live." Never was that California Dream more evolved than during the '50's.  It was a time when the Golden State's population doubled.  It was a time when California's Freeways, Disneyland, Water Projects and Universities were the envy of the world.  It was a time of unfettered abundance. But was it sustainable?  Arguably from what we are seeing today, maybe not.   The distinguished California historian Dr. Kevin Starr, in his eighth volume of California history,  Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963, looks at this dynamic period from 1950 to 1963.  

My conversation with Kevin Starr.

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