Author and cultural icon Ken Kesey speaks to Evergreen in 1974. He begins his lecture with a story about a young couple that arrives at his house on a cold winter night with their ill infant. He discovers quickly that these young people are struggling with parenting and life. He poses questions to them: with the mess you are in right now, how do you think it will be any better tomorrow? Or the next day? Or the day after that? The story becomes an allegory for the rest of his lecture as he warns of the dismal future for America unless some serious changes are made. He considers ecology, energy conservation, spirituality, consumerism, politics and land regulation, alternatives, and hints at the concept of global warming.

Original Format: 1/2 inch open reel
(1974) Length 58:10
Produced by The Evergreen State College