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The Ghosts of ’68 Haunt the Election of 2016

A slender, long-forgotten work of fiction foresaw the rage and frustration of Donald Trump’s America.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE


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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Rare Footage of Activist Abbie Hoffman in ‘Here Come the Videofreex’

A Truthdig exclusive from the soon-to-be-released documentary “Here Come the Videofreex” shows Hoffman discussing the trial in which he and seven other activists were accused of conspiracy and inciting riots during the anti-Vietnam and countercultural protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



In ‘Best of Enemies,’ Politics Becomes the Spectator Sport We’re Still Watching

The documentary spotlights the riveting 1968 exchanges between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley that set the bar for political TV and helped frame America’s culture wars.

Posted on Jul 27, 2015 READ MORE


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Nixonland, Then and Now: Q&A With Rick Perlstein

“Nixonland”—that’s Rick Perlstein’s term for the political world where candidates win power by mobilizing people’s resentments, anxieties and anger, where politics destroys its victims. Do we still live in Nixonland, and if so, when will we leave?

Posted on May 18, 2008 READ MORE


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Cronkite on Iraq: “Get Out Now”

He’s not just another pundit. The former CBS anchor is credited with helping turn U.S. public opinion against Vietnam in 1968. | story

Posted on Jan 16, 2006 READ MORE


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