The Beatles and the Sexual Revolution

A fan of Paul McCartney holds a poster of The Beatles outside a hotel in Lima, Peru, the day before McCartney performed, in 2011. (Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
Their songs showed that girls and women could have the upper hand in a relationship.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A t the beginning of this week, we find ourselves in the eye of the hurricane as far as the Democratic and Republican conventions are concerned. The Democrats have just finished, the Republicans are about to begin, and the rest of us will soon be plunged back into the whirlpool of vacuous platitudes, self-serving propaganda, and partisan grievance from which we just emerged.

In the meantime, however, we should talk about the Beatles, simply because there’s never a bad time to talk about the Beatles. The endlessly generative music of the Fab Four has been playing on a loop as the soundtrack

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