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During the 1960's, student unrest became an issue of international proportions. College-age protesters participated in various forms of dissent (peaceful and violent) for various reasons. Because of their break with conventional beliefs and customs, the youth of the 60's were identified as a subculture or "counter culture". This counter culture was established to protest critical issues ignored by the dominant culture. In his article on counter culture and cultural hegemony, A. Norman Klein addresses the nature of cultural dominance in America. He argues that a study of the youth movement of the 60's reveals the true character of hegemonic culture.