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Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics

by Lawrence O'Donnell,
The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 22, 2017

The year 1968 was tumultuous for the United States. The Tet Offensive convinced many Americans that the Vietnam War was all but lost. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and riots broke out all over the country. The presidential race, Lawrence O'Donnell reminds us, seemed to show that the center would not, could not, and perhaps should not hold.

 

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