What are the Similarities Between Beatniks and Hippies?
Hunter S. Thompson wrote an interesting article about two of 1966. He mentioned that the biggest difference was Beats (“Beatnik” was a derogatory term that was made of newspaper) socially and politically active, it was involved in things such as the Civil Rights Movement.
Hippies were committed to “drop out” and generally would have cut off completely from government and society (except for anti-war movement). His goal was not to go live on the commune, which did not have water or electricity, so he had no loyalty towards the government or the corporation.