Last summer, I went driving out in the desert near Reno. And in the desert we came upon a house that this old Indian had built of stuff scavenged from the desert. And on his house there was a sign: ‘THIS IS THE LAND OF PEACE, LOVE, JUSTICE AND NO MERCY.’ And at the bottom of the sign there was an arrow pointing down this old dirt road. And it said: ‘THUNDER ROAD.’
50 years ago today one of the darkest days in American history unfolded.
We’ll never forget November, 22 1963.
The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy’s murder opened some malign trap door in American culture, and the wild bats flapped out. —Lance Morrow