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 References/Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Witcover focuses in greater depth on the politics of 1968 and of the convention than many of the other writers.
This is a political timeline of 1968 as viewed through the perspective of New York University.
This article gives a description of some of the demonstrations in the streets during the convention and with some participants quoted discussing the impact of the demonstration on their political plans for the immediate future.
members.aol.com /gestalt768/Chicago1968/references.htm   (926 words)

 Dana Blankenhorn: politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Political pundits, all of them, even the amateurs, tend to look at the future through the prism of the immediate past.
When a political thesis fails the first inclination of its adherents is always to blame the leaders.
The previous political revolution, the Goldwater Conservative revolution of the 1960s which resulted in the Nixon Thesis of Conflict, in Reaganism, in the Gingrich Revolution, and finally culminated in Bushism, was also process-driven, and technological in nature.
www.danablankenhorn.com /politics/index.html   (8342 words)

 Kate Millett. Sexual Politics 1968
I do not define the political area here as that narrow and exclusive sector known as institutional or official politics of the Democrat or Republican –; we have all reason to be tired and suspicious of them.
The phantasy of the male victim is not only a myth, it is politically expedient myth, myth either invented or disseminated to serve the political end of a rationalization or a softening and partial denial of power.
Political nominees announced their intention of helping asthmatic children and the mentally retarded of every age, if elected – but not a word about women half the population- but not a word – the largest minority status group in history.
www.marxists.org /subject/women/authors/millett-kate/sexual-politics.htm   (3724 words)

 Tet Offensive of 1968
The Tet Offensive of 1968 was an initiative of the North Vietnam Army to have the civilian population of South Vietnam join them in their offensive and efforts to overthrow the South Vietnam Government, forcing the withdrawal of the United States Armed Forces.
The Tet Offensive of 1968 was conceived by General Giap, commander of the North Vietnam Army and his staff.
The battle of Khe Sanh (Jan. 21, 1968) was the prelude to the Tet Offensive of January 31, 1968.
www.1stcavmedic.com /tet_offensive_of_1968.htm   (1187 words)

 History Files - Parades, Protests and Politics
As the 1968 Democratic National Convention approached, events throughout the nation combined to create a tense atmosphere in Chicago.
Months before the convention, political activists planned demonstrations in Chicago to share the spotlight with the Democratic political leaders.
Connecticut senator Abraham Ribicoff, in a speech nominating George McGovern, stated that "with George McGovern as President of the United States, we wouldn't have Gestapo tactics in the streets of Chicago." Television viewers throughout the country witnessed Mayor Daley's furious response.
www.chicagohs.org /history/politics/1968.html   (406 words)

 all things William
Politics are about power; we cannot evade that truth or its consequences.
Politics is largely governed by sententious platitudes which are devoid of truth.
In the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it.
allthingswilliam.com /politics.html   (2869 words)

 May 1968 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A May 1968 poster: "Be young and shut up", with the stereotypical silhouette of the General de Gaulle.
May 1968 was not an isolated 'French affair'; on the contrary, there were student protests throughout the world.
Many of the student groups involved with May 1968 were also inspired by a strain of political thought called "tiers-mondisme" in French or third worldism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/May_1968   (2604 words)

 RealClearPolitics - Articles - Murtha's Second Act
In a long political career, Murtha has made bitter enemies inside his party who are alarmed by his new stature.
Murtha got into politics in 1968 as a 36-year-old highly decorated Marine and in 1974 became the first Vietnam War veteran elected to Congress.
The current Almanac of American Politics says: "He speaks for attribution to few national or local reporters, hardly ever appears on television and rarely speaks in the House chamber." That reticence has disappeared the last seven months, as he became one of the party's most visible faces.
www.realclearpolitics.com /articles/2006/06/murthas_second_act.html   (715 words)

 1968: Canada - Archive Article - MSN Encarta
1968: Canada - Archive Article - MSN Encarta
The main topic of the year in Canada was politics.
After Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson announced his retirement in December 1967, various cabinet ministers began to campaign for the Liberal Party leadership.
encarta.msn.com /sidebar_1741580074/1968_Canada.html   (127 words)

 Power, Parity, and Domestic Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The national political elite is assumed to be opportunistic and will opt for regional integration when the domestic and international conditions in which they find themselves will maximize economic gains for their supportive coalition.
Domestic political institutions are argued to shape the patterns of interactions between domestic groups and whose interests will be represented in governments’ policies (Garrett and Lange 1995; Putnam 1988).
The political elite of many countries initiated integration projects in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Middle East, marking a surge of integration in the latter half of the 20
www.isanet.org /noarchive/gennahiroi.html   (6550 words)

 Politics1 - Guide to American Political Parties
Marxist political organizer James Harris was the SWP Presidential nominee in 1996 (ballot status in 11 states - 8,500 votes - 0.01%) and 2000 (ballot status in 14 states - 7,378 votes - 9th place - 0.01%).
Marxist political organizer and journalist Róger Calero was the SWP Presidential nominee in 2004 -- ballot status in 14 states - 10,791 votes - 9th place - 0.01% -- even though he was constitutionally ineligible as a foreign citizen living in the US as a Permanent Resident Alien.
Frustrated by traditional partisan politics and the quality of national media coverage of elections, this party proposes to seek "direct input" from the public to mold this new politically centrist party into a vehicle that unifies America in the 21st Century.
www.politics1.com /parties.htm   (9503 words)

 Columbia University - 1968
In 1968 I was an Army veteran working my way through a Columbia degree with a part-time job in the library; now I work in Academic Information Systems (the academic half of what used to be called the Computer Center), which, since 1986, is part of the University Library; hence the library connection.
Throughout the mid-to-late 60s there was all sorts of political activity on campus -- teach-ins on Pentagon economics, Sundial rallies against the war, demonstrations against class rank reporting, confrontations with military recruiters, etc. It was an era of bullhorns.
Whether this was the best way to do it is debatable, but it is clear that the more polite methods of previous years were not working, and every DAY that passed cost 2000 lives in Southeast Asia.
www.columbia.edu /acis/history/1968.html   (3898 words)

The impact of the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, the politics of the new left and the unrest on college campuses across the nation leads to a major eruption of events late in the decade.
1968 is a year of demonstrations and assassinations, marked by violent protests at Columbia University and the Chicago Democratic Convention and the untimely deaths of Martin Luther King Jr.
Soon after taking his post, it is discovered that Hatchett wrote an article in Dec. 1967 which accused the NYC public school system of being dominated by "anti-fl Jews and Black Anglo-Saxons." Jewish and other religious organizations on campus called on the University to rescind Hatchett’s appointment, considering his remarks a case of "Black Nazism".
www.nyu.edu /library/bobst/collections/exhibits/arch/1968/Index.html   (1196 words)

 James Madison Center: Teacher Resources: US History Curriculum: Chapter XIV
FDR was the first president to recognize the value of the mass media with his radio broadcast "fireside chats." As the only nationally elected politician (with the exception of the vice president) the president can command television time almost at will.
In 1962 the bottom 20 percent of the families in America shared 4.6 percent of the nation's personal income, in 1968 it had only increased to 5.7 percent (the top twenty percent decreased their share from 45.5 percent to 40.6 percent).
It took a 1968 Supreme Court decision before the Court finally declared that "all deliberate speed" meant "at once." Yet, as late as 1970, over 18 percent of the south's fl children were still in segregated schools, and almost 62 percent went to schools over half fl.
www.jmu.edu /madison/center/main_pages/teacher/curriculum/chap14.htm   (7037 words)

 Amazon.com: 1968 In America: Music, Politics, Chaos, Counterculture and the Shaping of a Generation: Books: Charles ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The political shockwaves of the Vietnamese Tet offensive, the rise of fl militancy, the loosening effect of rock 'n' roll and the end of the liberal consensus in America are among the phenomena related with a wealth of simmering incident and detail.
Charles Kaiser's "1968 In America" is going to be a big disappointment to those who bought it thinking that they would learn a great deal about the culture and music of the sixties.
1968 is very focused on politics, but the references to music, culture, and the idea of revolution were great.
www.amazon.com /1968-America-Politics-Counterculture-Generation/dp/0802135307   (2155 words)

 Marxist Theory of Homosexuality: Past, Present and Future
Post 1968 politics of gender have wavered between the possibilities of appropriation or destabilization.

 In May 1968 in France, the baby-boom generation of university students, politicized by the Vietnam War and the confrontation with the rigid conservatism of Gaullism both in their place of study and in society at large, shook the regime to its foundations.
This is precisely the trajectory of gay politics.
www.etext.org /Politics/AlternativeOrange/2/v2n2_mth1.html   (2957 words)

The Baath of 1968 was more tightly organized and more determined to stay in power than the Baath of 1963.
In 1963 Nasser had been able to manipulate domestic Iraqi politics; by 1968 his ideological pull had waned, enabling the Iraqi Baath to focus on pressing domestic issues.
Between 1968 and 1973, through a series of sham trials, executions, assassinations, and intimidations, the party ruthlessly eliminated any group or person suspected of challenging Baath rule.
countrystudies.us /iraq/23.htm   (2336 words)

 Science & Religion Bookstore
First published in 1968, Science, Politics and Gnosticism comprises two essays by Eric Voegelin (1901—85), arguably one of the most provocative and influential political philosophers of the last century.
Voegelin attempts to resolve the intellectual confusion that has resulted from the dominance of gnostic thought by clarifying the distinction between political gnosticism and the philosophy of politics.
In 1958 he returned to Europe to become the director of the Institute for Political Science at the University of Munich.
www.scienceandreligionbooks.org /book_details.asp?book_id=1893   (206 words)

The fear behind the politics of 1968, as Berman tells the story, was at bottom a moral self-doubt.
Berman traces the political and intellectual careers of several ‘68ers, but the central figure of his story is Bernard Kouchner.
Fischer's failing, Berman invites us to conclude, was not that he remained faithful to the politics of 1968, but that he broke that faith: we could say that he set his street-fighting days behind him just when Berman thinks street-fighting of another sort is called for.
www.logosjournal.com /issue_5.1/kurtz.htm   (1779 words)

 NOW with Bill Moyers. Politics & Economy. Debating the Deficit. David Keene : Biography | PBS
With Vice President Cheney and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist as conference headliners, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is sure to be a crucial event in setting the Conservative Republican agenda this year.
Mr Keene was Southern Regional Coordinator for Ronald Reagan in 1976 and National Political Director for George Bush in 1980.
Keene was a senior political consultant to Republican presidential candidate Robert Dole in 1988 and was an informal advisor during the 1996 campaign.
www.pbs.org /now/politics/keene.html   (302 words)

 JSTOR: Comparative Politics
is an international journal that publishes scholarly articles devoted to the comparative analysis of political institutions and behavior.
It was founded in 1968 to further the development of comparative political theory and the application of comparative theoretical analysis to the empirical investigation of political issues.
Opinions, findings, or conclusions expressed in the journal are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors or the City University of New York.
www.jstor.org /journals/00104159.html   (164 words)

 ABC News: Bush Slumps to a New Low -- It's All About Iraq
Indeed, in stark contrast to their national political views, more than eight in 10 Americans are satisfied with their own lives and optimistic about their personal future.
Johnson's approval rating in Gallup polls fell from 75 percent on average in 1964 to 43 percent in 1967 and 1968.
Bush, for his part, has gone from an average of 73 percent approval in 2001 and 2002 to an average 40 percent so far this year.
abcnews.go.com /Politics/PollVault/story?id=1968029   (827 words)

 Salon.com Politics | Bush lied about his arrest, a reporter says
The Texas governor said he had not been arrested since a 1968 college prank, covering up the 1976 DUI incident.
Slater emphasized the context of the conversation, however, and his gut feeling now that Bush was on the brink of disclosing the 1976 drunken-driving arrest to him.
The politically untouchable golf industry, where dangerous chemicals are par for the course.
www.salon.com /politics/feature/2000/11/03/lie/index.html   (632 words)

 1968 in Global Perspective: Syllabus
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of 1968, placing it well beyond the experience of students today, and yet still alive in the memories of their professors.
The course will attempt to examine political, social and cultural change in 1968 in multiple parts of the world: The United States, Western Europe, China, Czechoslovakia and Mexico.
Throughout the course, students will be asked to grapple with these questions, dealing with the politics, polemics, and generational prejudices of frontline historical inquiry.
spectrum.troy.edu /~peifer/1968.html   (874 words)

 American Experience | Eyes on the Prize | Reflections | PBS
Maynard Jackson chose to enter politics in 1968, after the assassinations of national figures Martin Luther King, Jr.
She was born April the eighth of 1968.
And I spent three days thinking about what I was going to do with my life and decided that politics, although not perfect, was the best available nonviolent means of changing how we live.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/reflect/r10_politics.html   (826 words)

 1968 Presidential Debate - World Affairs Board
The World Affairs Board is one of the leading forums for the discussion of political, military, and defense topics.
We have a diverse membership of political enthusiasts, military professionals, and civilian military buffs.
Whether its politics, military discussion, or strategic affairs that interests you, we hope to see you in the discussion!
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=2990   (327 words)

 Paul R. Brass - Home
PAUL R. BRASS is Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.
A consideration of the consequences of curfew restrictions for the populations affected by them and the human rights issues raised by extended and punitive curfew restrictions, with special attention to India.
Second edition, covering Indian politics and political economy from 1947 to 1992.
www.paulbrass.com /index.htm   (1080 words)

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