Tag Archives: Vietnam War

Year of the Mad Bomber

“Throughout much of 1968, Sam Melville, an unemployed 34-year-old with an estranged wife and 5-year-old son, frequently sat at his desk in a squalid apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, contemplating how he could destroy America. Smoking a … Continue reading

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A Black Panther Guide To Algiers

August 9, 1969 Black Panther Community News Service cover. “For a brief spell in the early 1970s, global revolutionaries flocked to Algiers much in the same way that galactic freighter pilots descended on Mos Eisley. They came at the behest … Continue reading

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Buddhist crisis

“The Buddhist crisis (Vietnamese: Biến cố Phật giáo) was a period of political and religious tension in South Vietnam between May and November 1963, characterized by a series of repressive acts by the South Vietnamese government and a campaign of … Continue reading

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At Columbia, Revisiting the Revolutionary Students of 1968

Strikers on the ledge of Mathematics Hall, one of five buildings at Columbia University that students took over in April 1968. “The campus of Columbia University is dotted with monuments to illustrious alumni and high-minded ideals. But on a sunny … Continue reading

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Bread and Puppet Theater in Gotham

Uncle Fatso, Bread and Puppet Museum, Glover Vermont “On May 15, 1962, in New York City’s Judson Memorial Church, an audience assembled to see Peter Schumann’s first production in the United States, Totentanz, The Dance of Death. Schumann, a German immigrant … Continue reading

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Kent State shootings

“The Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre, were the shootings on May 4, 1970, of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, … Continue reading

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Nixon and the Pentagon Papers

The cover of a Pentagon Papers volume “In early 1967, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara was struggling with a mounting sense of frustration over the Vietnam War. Questioning the decision-making process that had led to such deep US involvement, … Continue reading

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