1 "Woodstock," Words and music by Joni Mitchell, from Ladies of the Canyon. © 1969 Siquomb Publishing Corp. © Renewed and assigned to Crazy Crow Music. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Warner Bros. Publications US Inc., Miami, Florida 33014.

2 Neil Young with Crazy Horse, "Thrasher," from Rust Never Sleeps (Warner Bros, 1979).

3 Sting, "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," from Ten Summoner's Tales (A&M Records, 1993).

4 Mircea Eliade, Myths, Dreams, and Mysteries (New York: Harper Torch-books, 1960), 43, 60.

5 Clifford Geertz, Interpretation of Cultures (New York: Basic Books, 1973), 107.

6 Eliade, Myths, Dreams, 47f.

7 From the "Agganna Suttanta," in The Dialogues of the Buddha, Part III, trans. T.W. Rhys Davids (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1921), 77-94.

8 Perry Miller, The American Puritans: Their Prose and Poetry (New York: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1956), 144.

9 John Winthrop, "A Model of Christian Charity" (1630), in ibid., 82f.

10 See Samuel Willard's "The Perils of the Times Displayed" (1700) in The Puritans, vol. 1, eds. Perry Miller and Thomas H. Johnson (New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1963), 369; and General Court of Massachusetts, "Provoking Evils" (1675) in Puritan Political Ideas, 1558-1794, ed. Edmund S. Morgan (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1965).

11 See Sacvan Bercovitch, The American Jeremiad (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1978); Perry Miller, Errand in the Wilderness (New York: Harper & Row, 1956).

12 James A. Morone, Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003), 45.

13 John A. Hall and Charles Lindholm, Is America Breaking Apart? (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999), 10.

14 Catherine L. Albanese, America: Religions and Religion, 2nd edn (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1992), 486.

16 Found on The Best of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel & the Furious Five (Rhino Records, 1994). Song originally recorded in 1982.

17 Walter M. Miller, Jr, A Canticle for Leibowitz (New York: Bantam Books, 1959), 200.

19 Ibid., 101. For a book length treatment of GenX's list of grievances, see Geoffrey T. Holtz, Welcome to the Jungle: The Why behind "Generation X" (New York: St Martin's Press, 1995).

20 Tom Beaudoin, Virtual Faith: The Irreverent Spiritual Quest of Generation X (San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1998), 104.

21 Mark Edmundson, Nightmare on Main Street: Angels, Sadomasochism, and the Culture of Gothic (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997), 8.

24 Other landmarks of the Gothic genre include Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Psycho (1960), The Birds (1963), Rosemary's Baby (1968), Carrie (1976), Halloween (1978), Friday the Thirteenth (1980), The Shining (1980), Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Silence of the Lambs (1991), Scream (1997), The Devil's Advocate (1998), Blade (1998),The Blair Witch Project (1999), The Others (2001), The Ring (2002), Panic Room (2002). Better known practitioners of the genre include such writers and filmmakers as Steven King, Ann Rice, Dean Koontz, John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, Wes Craven, Roger Corman, and Tim Burton.

25 Edmundson, Nightmare on Main Street, 4, 15f, 28, 54, 81.

27 Richard Stivers, The Culture of Cynicism: American Morality in Decline (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1994), 143.

28 Edmundson, Nightmare on Main Street, 14.

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