Looking Back -- and Ahead
Against The Current vol. 133

The Editors
Date Written:  2008-03-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2008
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13371

The year 1968 stands out as one of those pivotal years on multiple political and cultural levels. Against the Current will devote considerable space to discussing what the upheavals of that year meant then, and now. Conventional media retrospectives will concentrate on the spectacular and appalling visual images — street rioting over the Vietnam War and the Martin Luther King assassination; the murder of Robert Kennedy; the debacle of the Democratic convention in Chicago, with police beating heads while Hubert Humphrey proclaimed “the politics of joy” in his nomination acceptance speech.

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