The 1960s were the twentieth century’s second most famous era after the 1920s. Really there is no such historical period as a decade. There are, however, times when a time becomes conscious of itself, partly because of the people who become famous. Until the 1960s, fame in the twentieth century progressed in step with the development of communications technology. But with all the technology in place including a television set in the kitchen, fame as a force didn’t stop its forward march. Suddenly it broke into a run. The world’s most advanced nation elected a President who looked like a film star.