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JFK Assassination Song: “The Motorcade Sped On” by Steinski

“November 22, 2013 will be the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This post is part of a series that will run throughout this year focusing on songs that address the JFK assassination. ‘The Motorcade Sped … Continue reading

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The Realist

“The Realist was a pioneering magazine of ‘social-political-religious criticism and satire’, intended as a hybrid of a grown-ups version of Mad and Lyle Stuart‘s anti-censorship monthly The Independent. Edited and published by Paul Krassner, and often regarded as a milestone … Continue reading

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What Was the Protest Group Students for a Democratic Society? Five Questions Answered

Several hundred people affiliated with the SDS race through the Los Angeles Civic Center in a 1968 demonstration against the Vietnam war. “… 1. What were the goals of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) when it started? SDS wanted … Continue reading

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The Things We Knew Then: Vivid Then, Fading Now?

“1. James Forman was a. ’68 Olympic heavyweight champion b. national director of the Congress of Racial Equality c. a Czechoslovakian film director d. executive secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee 2. In Easy Rider, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, … Continue reading

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Free Speech Movement

In this Oct. 2, 1964 file photo, standing atop the crushed roof of a campus police car, a University of California student asks Cal students to identify themselves during third day of Free Speech Movement demonstrations in Berkeley, Calif. “The … Continue reading

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Who Was the Umbrella Man? | JFK Assassination Documentary

On the 48th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Errol Morris explores the story behind the one man seen standing under an open black umbrella at the site. “For years, I’ve wanted to make a movie about … Continue reading

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Doris Lessing’s ‘Golden Notebook’ and Our Era of Unrest

“When Doris Lessing, the British-Zimbabwean novelist who died in 2013, sat down to write ‘The Golden Notebook’ in the 1950s, she was responding to a feeling of defeat in leftist circles, one similar to the whiplash experienced by liberals after … Continue reading

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Libra – Don DeLillo (1988)

“Libra is a 1988 novel by Don DeLillo that describes the life of Lee Harvey Oswald and his participation in a fictional CIA conspiracy to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. The novel blends historical fact with fictional supposition. … The … Continue reading

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Octavio Paz

“Octavio Paz Lozano (March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998) was a Mexican poet and diplomat. For his body of work, he was awarded the 1981 Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the 1982 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and the 1990 … Continue reading

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Régis Debray – Revolution in the Revolution (1967)

“In the ’60s, Regis Debray fought beside Che Guevara in Bolivia. Today, his obsession isn’t ideology- it’s ‘mediology.’ Twenty-seven years ago, French radical theoretician Régis Debray was sentenced by a Bolivian military tribunal to 30 years in jail. He had … Continue reading

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