Category Archives: 1968 DNC

1968: The season of planting is not the season of harvest

“French intellectuals of a certain age tend to divide their lives into two parts – ‘before May’ and ‘after May’. Philosopher Jacques Rancière defined May 1968 as a political moment which ‘signals the very essence of politics.’ Twenty years later, … Continue reading

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Silent Majority

Pat Buchanan – Richard Nixon “The silent majority is an unspecified large group of people in a country or group who do not express their opinions publicly. The term was popularized by U.S. President Richard Nixon in a November 3, … Continue reading

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The First Televised War

Ronald Steinman’s press card, 1972. “I arrived in Saigon in mid-April 1966 as the new NBC bureau chief. My job, simply defined, was to supply NBC News with an endless story of the war. I understood there would be no … Continue reading

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50 Years Later, It Feels Familiar: How America Fractured in 1968

An American lieutenant carried a wounded South Vietnamese Ranger to an ambulance in February 1968, during the Tet offensive. “It was freezing on New Year’s Eve in Manhattan. A fresh layer of snow blanketed the ground on the night of … Continue reading

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Summer’68 – John Douglas (1968)

“Draft resistance organizing in Boston, a Boston organizer’s trip to North Vietnam — a GI. coffeehouse in Texas, Newsreel’s take over of Channel 13 in New York — following the production of the Rat’s special issue on Chicago — and … Continue reading

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The Urban Crisis and the New Militants Series

“By the late 1960s Chicago had become a battleground in struggles for social change, civil rights and against the war in Vietnam. The 1968 Democratic Party convention was accompanied by anti-war demonstrations and clashes between students and police. Civil rights … Continue reading

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Mayor Daley

“Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was an American politician who served as the 38th Mayor of Chicago for a total of 21 years beginning on April 20, 1955 until his death on December 20, 1976. … Continue reading

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