America is now in that curious interlude that Nietzsche foretold a century ago: the time of the reevaluation, the devising of new values to replace the osteoporotic skeletons of the old. Behold, it is not the ending but the beginning! Sisters and brethren, it is written that these are evil days, but I say unto you: the holiest of spirits are even now bubbling up into every brain. ~ Tom Wolfe

From Wolfe’s Life Magazine article “The Sexed-Up, Doped-Up, Hedonistic Heaven of the Boom-Boom ’70s” (December 1979)