Category Archives: 1968 DNC

The Decline and Fall of the Democratic Party – Murray Kempton (Nov. 1968)

“… We had arrived at 18th and Michigan, where the [national] guard and the police waited to say we could not go farther. The delegates had all found us and efficiently lined up behind Rev. Richard Neuhaus and me, since, … Continue reading

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Nathan Gelgud – Unconventional, Part 1: Ed Sanders and the Liberal Puritan

“In anticipation of the Republican and Democratic national conventions later this summer, Nathan Gelgud, one of the Daily’s new correspondents, will be posting a regular weekly comic about the writers, artists, and demonstrators who attended the contested 1968 DNC.  …” The Paris … Continue reading

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WBCN and The American Revolution

“It’s been a decade since WBCN rode Boston’s airwaves. In mass media terms, that’s an eternity. Today, if you tune to its old spot on the FM dial, you’ll hear a ‘hot contemporary adult’ format, Mix 104.1, a world away … Continue reading

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Nixon’s Vietnam Treachery

United States President Richard M. Nixon with President Thieu in Saigon on his first visit to South Vietnam, August 1969. “Richard M. Nixon always denied it: to David Frost, to historians and to Lyndon B. Johnson, who had the strongest … Continue reading

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The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)

“The U.S. vs. John Lennon is a 2006 documentary film about English musician John Lennon‘s transformation from a member of the Beatles to a rallying anti-war activist striving for world peace during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film … Continue reading

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Seattle Liberation Front

The Seattle Seven and two of their attorneys in summer 1970, photographer unknown “The Seattle Liberation Front, or SLF, was a radical anti-Vietnam War movement, based in Seattle, Washington, in the United States. The group, founded by the University of … Continue reading

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1968: Art and Politics in Chicago

“In the weeks leading up to the convention, the city prepared for battle, even surrounding the site of the convention, the International Amphitheater, with barbed wire. It appeared Daley intended to make good on his promise: ‘[a]s long as I … Continue reading

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Arthur Miller on the Surreal, Ideological Violence Underlying the 1968 Democratic Convention

“At the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, police riots erupted across the city in response to anti-war demonstrators. In this piece, Arthur Miller reflects on the aftermath of the riots and describes a candlelight walk and vigil that he took … Continue reading

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Echoes of 1969 – Harvard University and the Vietnam War

Shortly before noon on April 9, student demonstrators convened in front of Memorial Church before heading to University Hall to read their demands. … “In the late 1960s, American society seemed in crisis. The Tet Offensive that began in January … Continue reading

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The Democrats Need a New Eugene McCarthy

“The awakening Democratic presidential primary, with 14 declared candidates and at least nine possible more, amounts to a stark choice over the party’s future: left or center, identity-issue minded or pluralist, radical or incrementalist. In fact, we haven’t seen Left … Continue reading

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