50 / CHRONICLESn”because of what people did to him, sonthat he found no release sexually ornartistically and thus became a menacento himself and to the society thatncreated him.”nPT contributors still occasionally invoken”social principles and values” andnstigmatize individual violence as “antisocial,”nthough readers would be hardnput to identify the society whose valuesnare being defended. Certainly it is notnthe existing American society, undernconstant assault in PT for repressingnindividual creativity with its racism,nsexism, puritanism, and traditionalism.nWith predictable regularity, contributorsndenounce “our bourgeoisnindustrialized society,” “our representativensociety,” and our “Victoriannculture.”nThough Black contributors almostnnever appear in its pages, PT hasnfrequentiy editorialized against the effectsnof oppressive white dominance innretarding the social and psychologicalndevelopment of Blacks. A 1973 articlenargued that only invidious prejudicenholds the number of interracial marriagesnin America so low. It’s a nice bitnof subtie racism: whites are so obviouslynsuperior that Blacks are desperate tonmarry up.nOther PT contributors take aim atnmale chauvinism, female stereotypes,nand sex-typing. Sexual identity, likenevery other fact of human nature.nmust be fluid and open to change. Antypical 1978 piece analyzed “the sexistnworld of the toy store,” while anothernlooked at the troubling cultural “faceism”nthat causes young children asnwell as magazine editors to emphasizena man’s face in pictures but a woman’snbody. (There are words for men whonlike to look at pictures of other men’snbodies, but they don’t use them at PT.)nBy the early 70’s the he/she hadnarrived. In his 1973 piece in praise ofnindividual autonomy, Kaufmann attackednmost “movements” as dubiousnquasi-religion, the predictable exceptionnbeing the women’s movement:n”There was a real need for concertednaction and no need whatever for anynwomen who approved of this ‘movement’nto use it to avoid autonomy.”nThey’ve gone so far off the deep endnthat when a contributor recentiy publishedna study of “children in theirnnatural habitat,” he looked exclusivelynat “a local day-care center.” In thensame vein, a recent editorial wel-ncomed a drop in the fertility rate asnevidence of increased sexual equality.nIf only men quit looking at pictures ofnfemale bodies and did their fair sharenin bearing children!nNot that PT wants to reduce thenbirthrate by turning female readersninto Shakers or nuns. They’ve been innthe vanguard of “the sexual revolution”nsince its inception. “Sexual is­nnnsues,” declared a contributor in 1969,n”are so much more in the open thatnthe gulf between what is permissible tondiscuss and what is permissible to donseems to grow narrower and narrower.”nIn a 1969 survey of the readers,nPT editors indicated what they thoughtnwas permissible to discuss and presumablynto do: “Have you had sexualnrelations with more than one person atna time?” “How often have you engagednin extramarital intercourse during thenpast year?” “Over the past six months,nhow often have you masturbated?”nAnd despite reports of a “new chastity”namong the young, the sexual revolutionncontinues at PT, where just lastnyear a new survey revealed that almostnhalf of their readers are adulterers.n{Hilariously, U.S. News & World Reportntook this as evidence of changingnmores in America.) No wonder thatnsandwiched in between the numerousnliquor ads and the less frequent promotionsnfor the Rosecrucians and fornJonathan Livingston Seagull medallionsnare countless ads for sextechniquenmanuals and companionnvolumes filled with “the best pick-upntechniques known.”nIn its animus against all restraints onnthe sex drive, PT helped pave the way tonthe removal of homosexuality from thenofficial list of psychological disordersnin 1973. By 1978, contributors werenlamenting the unfair prejudice againstngays, were exploring the “uniquenproblems” of this life-style, and werenexplaining the need for grade schoolersnto meet “a responsible gay role model.”nOf late, PT has been bemoaningnthe plight of gay AIDS victims.nIn recent issues, PT has also bewailednthe ways in which our “drugdrenchednsociety encourages us to seeknout chemicals to solve many of ournproblems.” Never mind PT’s own fascinationnin the late 60’s with “exploringnnew worlds through drugs.” Nevernmind that in 1973 PT minimized then”heroin problem,” saying that “biologically,nheroin is actually one of thenleast threatening drugs. . . . Contrarynto popular belief, heroin causes nonapparent tissue damage, little impairmentnof judgment or coordination,nand no inclination to engage in violentnbehavior. It is not necessarily addictive.”nNever mind, too, PT’s recentnstudy of the “images that result fromnusing psychedelic drugs” or the con-n