Category Archives: Lyn. Johnson

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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‘JFK’: Oliver Stone’s Emotionally Accurate and Masterfully Crafted Trip Down the Rabbit Hole

“… There is literally zero doubt about it—director Oliver Stone has always been drawn to making movies about significant men who were creators, conquerors or critics, i.e. free thinkers, whether it be king Alexander the Great, president Richard Nixon, fictional … Continue reading

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The 1968 Kerner Commission Report Still Echoes Across America

Then Illinois governor Otto Kerner, left, and New York mayor John Lindsay report on the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders in October 1967. “A young African-American is killed by a white police officer in full view of others. Angry … Continue reading

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What Biden is keeping secret in the JFK files

Part of a file from the CIA released by the National Archives in 2017, dated Oct. 10, 1963, details “a reliable and sensitive source in Mexico” report of Lee Harvey Oswald’s contact with the Soviet Union embassy in Mexico City. … Continue reading

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JACOBIN No.29 / Spring 2018: 1968

“Between us we can change this rotten society. Now, put on your coat and make for the nearest cinema. Look at their deadly love-making on the screen. Isn’t it better in real life? Make up your mind to learn to … Continue reading

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“Hey, Hey, LBJ…”: President Lyndon Baines Johnson in Poster Art: 1962 – 1968

David Levine. Pen and ink. 1966. “On December 1, 2009, in an address to the nation delivered from the United States Military Academy at West Point, President Obama announced the sending of an additional 30,000 U.S. combat troops to Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Teach-Ins Helped Galvanize Student Activism in the 1960s. They Can Do So Again Today.

Hans Morgenthau leads a debate on Vietnam that was broadcast to teach-ins across the nation on May 15, 1965. “When the teach-ins protesting the Vietnam War erupted on many campuses across the country in 1965, academic administrators complained that the … Continue reading

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What Was J. Edgar Hoover Biggest Secret that Could Have Destroyed Him?

“John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972) was an American law enforcement administrator who served as the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. He was appointed director of the Bureau of … Continue reading

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The History of the “Riot” Report

Detroit, July 25, 1967. Thousands of U.S. troops were deployed to the city. “On February 14, 1965, back from a trip to Los Angeles, and a week before he was killed in New York, Malcolm X gave a speech in … Continue reading

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‘We’re Going to Publish’ An Oral History of the Pentagon Papers

“On Oct. 1, 1969, Daniel Ellsberg walked out of the RAND Corporation offices, where he worked as a Defense Department consultant, into the temperate evening air of Santa Monica, Calif. In his briefcase was part of a classified government study … Continue reading

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