Monthly Archives: June 2017

University of Chicago sit-ins

“The University of Chicago sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois in 1962. The protests were called to end the reported segregation of students in the university. Led by a young Bernie … Continue reading

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“The whole world is watching”

“‘The whole world is watching’ was a chant by antiwar demonstrators outside the Conrad Hilton Hotel the evening of August 28 during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The event was broadcast from taped footage on the night of … Continue reading

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Five Leaves Left – Nick Drake

“It’s little wonder why Drake felt frustrated at the lack of commercial success his music initially gathered, considering the help he had on his debut record. Besides fine production from Joe Boyd and assistance from folks like Fairport Convention‘s Richard … Continue reading

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Man and His Symbols – Carl Jung (1964)

“… In his autobiography of 1961, Memory, Dreams, Reflections, he wrote, ‘From then on I always felt mistrustful when the word ‘love’ was spoken. The feeling I associated with ‘woman’ was for a long time that of innate unreliability.’ As … Continue reading

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‘Listening In’ To JFK’s Secret White House Recordings

“… This candid observation — and many more — are among the new trove of secret recordings just released by The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. A new book and CD set called Listening In includes more than 260 hours … Continue reading

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Light My Fire: Zippos in Vietnam

“‘Let me win your heart and mind or I’ll burn your God damn hut down.’ Those are the words inscribed on the small, slightly beat-up silver Zippo cigarette lighter that sits on my desk. On the reverse is inscribed: ‘Vietnam, … Continue reading

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I Picked Prison Over Fighting in Vietnam

Demonstrators trying to return their draft cards in New York City on Oct. 16, 1967. “Growing up in Fresno, Calif., I believed in ‘my country, right or wrong,’ just like everyone I knew. I could not have anticipated that when … Continue reading

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“Pipeline” – The Chantays (1962)

“‘Pipeline’ is an instrumental surf rock song by The Chantays, which was recorded in 1962. The tune, originally called ‘Liberty’s Whip’, was renamed after the band members saw a surfing movie showing scenes of the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii. The … Continue reading

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Phạm Văn Đồng

“Phạm Văn Đồng ( listen; 1 March 1906 – 29 April 2000) was a Vietnamese politician who served as Prime Minister of North Vietnam from 1955 to 1976 and, following unification, as Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1976 until he retired … Continue reading

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Gonzo journalism

“Gonzo journalism is a style of journalism that is written without claims of objectivity, often including the reporter as part of the story via a first-person narrative. The word ‘gonzo’ is believed to have been first used in 1970 to … Continue reading

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