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  • Martin Luther King's Last Days(Remembering 1968)

    04/02/2008 5:29:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies · 106+ views
    4/2/08 | Self
    On Monday April 1st, Martin Luther King was in Atlanta preparing for a return to Memphis to lead a march on behalf of the striking sanitation workers. He spoke to his aides and others that day. Matters of discussion were the planned Poor People's March On Washington later in the year and the decision of President Johnson not to run for re-election. King had started on good terms with Johnson, who pushed through the controversial civil rights legislation of 1964. Portions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 were seen by conservatives as federal power usurping state power in an...
  • Recreating '68

    04/01/2008 3:09:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies · 46+ views
    Human ^ | March 31, 2008 | Lisa Richards
    Those lovable, aggressive peace-loving anti-war factions of the left are ready for the 1968 presidential race. At least some of them are preparing to recreate the chaos that surrounded the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago when the Dem delegates gather this August in Denver, Colorado. The band of loons, freaks and frauds planning the new mess is unimaginatively named Recreate 68. It’s a radical left-wing group of “peace-loving” Castro-ettes whose goal is described as peaceful through good old fashioned liberal violence upon the dangerous American establishment and government that Recreate 68 feels must be taken down and controlled by revolutionaries....
  • Lyndon Johnson, Vietnam and Politics: 40 Years Ago Today (Remembering 1968)

    03/31/2008 6:08:20 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies · 972+ views
    3/31/08 | Self
    "Does Ho Chi Minh have anything like this"-President Lyndon Johnson According to Texas writer Larry L. King (not the CNN guy) the earthy talking Lyndon Johnson made this comment in the White House to staff members with his pants down and his manhood on display. Regardless of the raw nature of Johnson's reported comments the administration's Vietnam War policy always aimed to be a repeat of the Korean War with some negoatiated ending. The "bombing" of North Vietnam was restricted when it came to the main conduit of North Vietnam's war supplies, Haiphong harbor. There was fear that Soviets on...
  • 40 Years Ago Today: Violence In Memphis As King Leads March (Remembering 1968)

    03/28/2008 5:11:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies · 334+ views
    3/28/08 | Self
    The sanitation workers strike in Memphis could be seen as just any other labor-management dispute over pay, but since most of the workers were black, the racial aspect stood out. This brought Dr. Martin Luther King to Memphis in the spring of 1968 to support the strike that had begun in February. On March 28th, 1968 King marched with five thousand others in the streets of Memphis. Around 20 minutes after the march began, 200 youths began to break windows and loot stores along Beale Street. The march turned into chaos and Dr. King was taken away. One person was...
  • Echoes of 1968 return to haunt the divided Democrats

    03/24/2008 6:06:24 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies · 516+ views
    The Observer ^ | March 23 2008 | Paul Harris
    The Democrats head for their convention beset by splits and overshadowed by a war, just as they did 40 years ago when Chicago became the focus for extraordinary anti-Vietnam riots. As two films recall those tumultuous events, veterans are reflecting on the similarities with the conflicts of 2008Forty years ago, John Froines was a Sixties radical leading anti-war hippie protests to the Chicago Democratic Convention. After the 1968 convention descended into riots and more than 25,000 troops and police were deployed on the streets, Froines became one of the famed 'Chicago Eight'. He was put on trial for inciting the...
  • Group Looks To Re-Create Bloody 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention In Denver

    03/21/2008 3:16:36 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 73 replies · 1,461+ views
    cbs news ^ | March 21, 2008 | cbs news
    Denver '08 bring up memories of Chicago '68? It will if a group called Re-create 68 have anything to say about it. The group is promising "demonstrations that will rival those at the bloody 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago" at the August's Democratic National Convention in Denver, according to the Rocky Mountain News. The Re-create 68 Alliance is upset that a permit for the Civic Center, a "spacious plaza" that "has been used for major public events and celebrations representing the diversity and cultural heritage of Colorado and Denver," according to the city of Denver's Web site, went to the...
  • 1968: The year of the posturing rebel [by playwright Tom Stoppard]

    03/20/2008 9:08:17 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 17 replies · 521+ views
    London Sunday Times ^ | March 16, 2008 | Tom Stoppard
    The student unrest in Paris and London 40 years ago filled our writer with revulsion. The protesters enjoyed enviable freedom and had no idea how lucky they were. In 1968 I was living the good life with my first wife and first baby in our first house on the swell of my first play and was beginning to be noted by my peers as someone who was politically dubious. It was to be some years before a well known left-wing director, asked to typify a “Royal Court play”, replied that it was a play not written by Tom Stoppard, but...
  • The New Hampshire Primary:40 years ago today(March 12,1968)

    03/12/2008 5:17:34 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies · 306+ views
    3/12/08 | Self
    The road to the White House was filled with a lot more backrooms in the past. Most of the delegates to political conventions were "superdelegates" in those times. For candidates in 1968 only a handful of primaries existed with New Hampshire leading off the six that had any meaning (linking votes and delegates). Into this situation entered Democrat Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota, running an anti-Vietnam War campaign against incumbent Lyndon Johnson. The first big anti-war protests began in 1967, but those protesting were countered by a large demonstration supporting America's Vietnam War effort in New York City. The street...
  • That's The Way It Wasn't: Walter Cronkite 40 Years Ago Today (1968)

    02/27/2008 5:55:50 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies · 1,260+ views
    2/27/08 | Self
    In 1944 with his chips down Adolf Hitler made a big gamble to try to defeat the Western Allies and force them out of World War II. The Nazis launched a desperate offensive in the Ardennes Forest hoping to cut the Allied armies in two. Covering the Battle of the Bulge was a reporter for the United Press named Walter Cronkite. Just over 23 years later Cronkite, now America's most popular television newsman, would visit Vietnam to witness the another desperate offensive against American forces. This time it was launched by the Vietnamese Communists and was called the Tet Offensive....
  • Will America elect a black president? (Barf Alert)

    02/11/2008 12:22:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies · 275+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | February 12, 2008 | Professors Abdullah A. Dewan and Guy Downs
    People worldwide -- and indeed, most Americans -- are under the impression that whichever party candidate has the most delegates at the end of the primary elections is assured the party nomination for president. And who can blame them? In a typical year, one candidate will emerge from the primary campaign with a majority of the delegates, and he will have the nomination secured. But this year's race is unprecedented; a woman and black man, running neck to neck against each other to try and reach the magic number of 2025 delegates to lock the nomination. There are 4,049 total...
  • 1968 still casts shadow over American present

    02/06/2008 5:15:58 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 43+ views
    The Star ^ | Feb 02, 2008 | Geoff Pevere
    John F. Kennedy's "New Frontier" – so named by the dashing young candidate at the Democratic leadership convention of 1960 – was barely two years old when veteran filmmaker John Ford suggested the whole thing might be a lie. The context was a 1962 Ford movie called The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, a Western about a lawyer (played by James Stewart) who negotiates a bogus claim to heroism to a seat in the U.S. Senate. At the movie's climax, a newspaper editor is informed that the real man who shot the desperado Liberty Valance isn't the man everybody thinks...
  • The Tet Television Offensive: 40 Years Ago Today (Remembering 1968)

    01/31/2008 5:22:26 AM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies · 178+ views
    1/31/08 | Self
    It was 40 years today that the film from the first day of the Tet Offensive (January 30th) made it onto our television screens. Back then there was no live satellite link from Vietnam so the newsfilm of the war was flown to Hong Kong or Tokyo for satellite transmission to the United States. I sat as a seven year old transfixed by the exciting pictures of the kamikaze style attack by the Vietcong on the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. Militarily speaking the attack was an utter failure, but visually speaking the attack was shocking to Americans sitting in their...
  • "Catwoman" Goes "Dixie Chick" (Remembering 1968)

    01/18/2008 5:48:21 AM PST · by Nextrush · 21 replies · 351+ views
    1/18/08 | Self
    I was seven years old in early 1968 watching lots of television on a black and white picture set in my bedroom. One of my favorites was the "Batman" series on ABC with Adam West in the title role and Burt Ward as Robin. One of the guest villains on the program was "Catwoman" Eartha Kitt, whose entertainment career blossomed in the 1950's. Kitt, was black and a woman, which clearly qualified her for an invitation to the White House for a ladies luncheon in January of the election year, 1968. The First Lady, who was known by her nickname...
  • The Presidential Race: 40 Years Ago Today

    01/11/2008 6:00:49 AM PST · by Nextrush · 22 replies · 124+ views
    1/11/08 | Self
    (This is part of an actual newscast from 40 years ago today as broadcast in Los Angeles at 1pm Pacific Time.) "Its 1pm, 61 degrees at Civic Center, no smog, this is David Rogers, KFWB News..... California seems to be a veritable stomping ground for those who desire White House occupancy. The most recent to be hitting the hustings, one who doesn't like the way the current chief executive is handling things across the Pacific. KFWB's Charles Arlington has details of what he has to say: 'Minnesota's Democratic Senator Eugene McCarthy in Los Angeles to campaign to get on the...
  • Myths Of '68 (Thomas Sowell)

    01/08/2008 6:43:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies · 414+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 9, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    January 9, 2008 This 40th anniversary of the turbulent year 1968 is already starting to spawn nostalgic accounts of that year. We can look for more during this year in articles, books, and TV specials, featuring aging 1960s radicals seeking to relive their youth. The events of 1968 have continuing implications for our times but not the implications drawn by those with romantic myths about 1968 and about themselves. The first of the shocks of 1968 was the sudden eruption of violent attacks by Communist guerillas in the cities of South Vietnam, known as the "Tet offensive," after a local...
  • Remembering 1968:40 Years Ago Today (Presidential Candidates)

    01/02/2008 4:47:47 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies · 130+ views
    1/2/08 | Self
    Today, we are on the verge of the Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primary, but 40 years ago today the campaigns were just beginning. The Democrat who had dared to challenge incumbent president Lyndon Johnson, Eugene McCarthy, was just opening a campaign office in New Hampshire. That's where voters would go to the polls in the first primary on March 12, 1968. There were only a handful of primaries back then. Only 7 had real meaning and were seriously contested by any prospective candidates.(New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota and California) California's primary was the last one and...
  • A fresh look at tumultuous 1968(Barf Alert!)

    12/08/2007 2:58:10 PM PST · by mdittmar · 67 replies · 206+ views
    The Cincinnati Post ^ | 12-08-2007 | Rick Bird
    Tom Brokaw's two-hour flashback to 1968 is refreshingly far more complex than simply one of those groovy nostalgia pieces on those wacky days of sex love and rock 'n' roll.Viewers will get the good, the bad and the cultural confusion of the time in the compelling History Channel special "1968 with Tom Brokaw" (9 p.m. Sunday). Brokaw connects the period to the present - "1968" becomes a kind of Rorschach test for one's current political and social values."I think 1968 was probably the worst year in this nation's history," conservative Pat Buchanan says in the film.On the other hand: "It...
  • 1968: The Long Goodbye

    11/14/2007 10:32:26 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 71 replies · 135+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 15, 2007 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    Can America rise above the divisions of the 1960s? Not yet. . . . What fell out of 1968 was a profound division over what I would call civic vision. One side, which took to the streets in Chicago or occupied Columbia University, concluded from Vietnam and the race riots that America, in its relations with the world and its own citizens, was flawed and required big changes. Their defining document was the March 1968 Kerner Commission report, announcing "two societies," separate and unequal. The press, incidentally, emerged from Vietnam and the riots joined to this new, permanent template. That,...
  • DPD hunts more cops for DNC ( 2008 Democratic National Convention )

    08/09/2007 6:32:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 397+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 8, 2007 | Chris Barge
    Denver chief asks metro agencies to send officers. Denver won't have enough cops of its own to police the 2008 Democratic National Convention, so Chief Gerry Whitman has called on suburban police departments to help carry the load. In a recent letter, Whitman asked various metro area police chiefs to pledge forces for the convention next August... Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates has responded by pledging 300 officers - 50 percent of his street force - for five days. Denver police declined to release a copy of the letter or to discuss convention security plans. "We won't talk a lot...
  • Councilman: Handcuffing cops for DNC an outrage

    06/04/2007 7:01:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies · 1,389+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 4, 2007 | Alan Gathright,
    A city councilman expressed outrage today that the council will consider a proclamation initially drafted by a protest group that calls for restricting police tactics during the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. The one-page proclamation headed for a council vote next Monday is based on a compromise version of the original statement proposed by the Recreate 68 Alliance, which is organizing protests for the 2008 Denver convention. The group's Web site vows to make Chicago's 1968 Democratic National Convention — notorious for its brutal, bloody clashes between Chicago police and anti-Vietnam War protesters — "look like a small get-together...
  • Bobby [Movie Review]

    11/24/2006 11:01:01 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 127 replies · 5,302+ views
    BOBBY Bobby uses an all-star cast to follow more than twenty characters through one of the most fateful days in American history. CLIP: “Senator Kennedy, welcome to the Ambassador Hotel.” “Thank you very much.” That’s Anthony Hopkins as a hotel doorman who joins Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, Lawrence Fishburne, Christian Slater, and many others to dramatize the night of Robert Kennedy’s assassination at his LA victory celebration in 1968. CLIP: “What if Kennedy loses?” “We can all forget it now. I’m 19, Jimmy, I don’t want to go to Vietnam.” “Do you?” “Now that Dr. King is gone, I don’t...
  • This Day In History SOVIETS INVADE CZECHOSLOVAKIA August 20, 1968

    This Day In History SOVIETS INVADE CZECHOSLOVAKIA: August 20, 1968 On the night of August 20, 1968, approximately 200,000 Warsaw Pact troops and 5,000 tanks invade Czechoslovakia to crush the "Prague Spring"--a brief period of liberalization in the communist country. Czechoslovakians protested the invasion with public demonstrations and other non-violent tactics, but they were no match for the Soviet tanks. The liberal reforms of First Secretary Alexander Dubcek were repealed and "normalization" began under his successor Gustav Husak. Pro-Soviet communists seized control of Czechoslovakia's democratic government in 1948. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin imposed his will on Czechoslovakia's communist leaders, and...
  • Military Officers Attempted a Coup in Iraq

    08/06/2006 11:10:15 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 36 replies · 2,377+ views
    New York Sun ^ | August 7 2006 | ELI LAKE
    The government of Iraq is secretly holding a Baathist cabal of military officers it claims attempted a coup against Prime Minister al-Maliki. The plotters were rounded up July 5 with the help of American military authorities after the Iraqi government's security warning center sent word to Mr. Maliki, who was in Kuwait on his first official visit as head of state, two highly placed Iraqi sources said. The prime minister quickly canceled a scheduled trip to Amman, Jordan, and returned to Baghdad to attend to the matter. At the time, Mr. Maliki's staff told reporters that the prime minister was...
  • The bad old days - the Church in 1968 (from Time Magazine archives)

    07/03/2006 11:32:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies · 888+ views
    Cafeteris is Closed ^ | June 30, 2006 | Gerald Augustinus
    I've been rummaging in the TIME archives and came across an article from 1968 entitled "Freedom vs Authority in the Catholic Church". Here some excerpts (article is subscribers-only) - it's scary that some of the same guys are still around kvetching. JULY 29, 1968, may prove to be a major landmark in the long history of the Roman Catholic Church—as significant, perhaps, as the moment when Martin Luther decided to post his theses on indulgences at Wittenberg Castle Church. On that day last summer, Pope Paul VI promulgated his seventh encyclical, Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life), which condemned all...
  • RFK Assassin's Case Up for Parole Again

    03/14/2006 12:16:08 PM PST · by Borges · 33 replies · 788+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 3/13/06
    Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, comes up for parole again this week in a potential conflict for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is married to RFK's niece. Sirhan shot Kennedy to death at a Los Angeles hotel in 1968, minutes after the New York senator claimed victory in the California presidential primary. Sirhan received a death sentence, which was commuted to life in prison in 1972 when the California Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional. The assassin's parole hearing at Corcoran State Prison on Wednesday _ the 13th since his conviction and the first since Schwarzenegger's election in 2003...
  • Stuck on 1968

    01/27/2006 5:50:18 AM PST · by RKV · 50 replies · 984+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 27 January 2006 | Arnold Kling
    The Conventional Wisdom among well-educated liberals in 1968 included the following: * Anti-Communism was a greater menace than Communism. * The planet could not possibly support the population increases that would take place by the end of the twentieth century. * Conservatives stood in the way of progress for minorities. * Government programs were the best way to lift people out of poverty. * What underdeveloped countries needed were large capital investments, financed by foreign aid from the rich countries. * Inflation was a cost-push phenomenon, requiring government intervention in wage and price setting. The degree of confidence in these...
  • Solving the Pueblo mystery

    01/23/2006 11:53:34 AM PST · by JZelle · 73 replies · 3,937+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-23-06 | James G. Zumwalt
    An international incident 38 years ago this month remains shrouded in mystery. On the bitterly cold morning of Jan. 23, 1968, an American intelligence vessel, USS Pueblo, was operating in international waters off the coast of North Korea. It was surrounded by four North Korean patrol boats, with two MiG aircraft flying overhead. The boats ordered the Pueblo to stop and let the North Koreans board. The order was refused. The Pueblo headed further out to sea. The North Korean boats immediately opened fire. Armed with only a 50-caliber gun secured from the freezing temperatures by a tarp, the Pueblo...
  • Eugene McCarthy's age of innocence ended in '68 Chicago

    12/27/2005 7:17:02 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 12 replies · 673+ views
    The first phalanx of police attacked the marchers at 8 p.m. from the corner of Michigan Avenue and Balbo Street, just north of the Conrad Hilton Hotel, swinging their clubs. The young demonstrators ran in all directions -- into the park, across Balbo, up and down Michigan. Some escaped. Some were caught and beaten. From the window of his campaign head-quarters on the 23rd floor of the hotel, Sen. Eugene McCarthy watched, horrified. "It's incredible," he said. "Like a Brueghel." Classic McCarthy. Detached even in his compassion. And what other American politician, then or ever, would think of scenes from...
  • The Media Myth of Gene McCarthy

    12/16/2005 7:27:00 AM PST · by alan alda · 19 replies · 690+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | 12/14/2005 | Jason Maoz, Senior Editor
    The Media Myth Of Gene McCarthy By Jason Maoz Eugene McCarthy died last week at age 89, and should anyone have been surprised by the highly selective memory demonstrated by many in the media who eulogized the former Minnesota senator best remembered for his 1968 antiwar presidential candidacy? How many Americans, for example, are aware that McCarthy, in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, said that U.S. foreign policy — i.e., our being closely aligned with Israel at the expense of the Palestinians — was at least partially responsible for the atrocities? “You let a thing like...
  • 1968 Presidential Upstart McCarthy Dies.

    12/11/2005 12:22:08 AM PST · by Goldwater-Reagan Republican · 20 replies · 960+ views
    WASHINGTON - Former Minnesota Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, whose insurgent campaign toppled a sitting president in 1968 and forced the Democratic Party to take seriously his message against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 89. McCarthy died in his sleep at assisted living home in the Georgetown neighborhood where he had lived for the past few years, said his son, Michael. Eugene McCarthy challenged President Lyndon B. Johnson for the 1968 Democratic nomination during growing debate over the Vietnam War. The challenge led to Johnson's withdrawal from the race. The former college professor, who ran for president five times...
  • Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy, 89, Dies

    12/10/2005 1:09:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 117 replies · 2,862+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | December 10, 2005 | Frederic J. Frommer
    Former Minnesota Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, whose insurgent campaign toppled a sitting president in 1968 and forced the Democratic Party to take seriously his message against the Vietnam War, died Saturday. He was 89.
  • May 1968 Paris - The Riots That Saved De Gaulle

    11/04/2005 11:53:25 PM PST · by Southack · 25 replies · 2,067+ views
    wikipedia ^ | 5/11/05 | staff
    May 1968 It's good to remember History. Old tricks should be remembered, lest they be played on us again. During most of the month of May in 1968, France had riots not unlike today. De Gaulle's government was even at its lowest point of popularity back then...strikingly similar to the 23% French approval rating today (in 2005) of Chirac. A general insurrection broke out across France that month in 1968. It soon began to reach revolutionary proportions before being discouraged by the French Communist Party, and finally suppressed by the Government. This rebellion was an important revolutionary event of the...
  • Sculpture commemorates 1968 black power salute

    10/16/2005 9:17:49 AM PDT · by lunarbicep · 21 replies · 1,487+ views ^ | Oct 16, 2005
    LONDON (Reuters) - A seven-metre sculpture commemorating the 1968 Mexico City Olympics black power protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos will be unveiled in San Jose State College on Monday. Smith, who had won the 200 metres gold medal in world record time, and third-placed Carlos bowed their heads and raised one black-gloved hand each in the black power salute on the victory podium while "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played. The pair, who had been team mates at the college, will be present at Monday's ceremony along with second-placed Australian Peter Norman. Smith and Carlos say they were influenced...
  • Mexico charges ex-president for 1968 massacre

    09/19/2005 4:38:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 303+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/05 | Lorraine Orlandi - ap
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican prosecutors filed long-awaited charges on Monday against former President Luis Echeverria for a 1968 student massacre by soldiers and police that was the bloodiest moment of a brutal crackdown on dissidents. In the latest test of President Vicente Fox's pledge to punish those responsible for past repression, a special prosecutor presented genocide and kidnapping charges against Echeverria and seven others for the October 2, 1968, blood bath at a student rally in Mexico City. "It has been almost 37 years of impunity and justice denied," prosecutor Ignacio Carrillo told Reuters. "Now for the first time...
  • Can the liberals learn from Vietnam? - (Westmoreland: legacy of the left's defeatism; spot on!)

    07/21/2005 9:21:46 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 29 replies · 909+ views
    Washington -- When retired Gen. William Westmoreland (Ret.) died this week in Charleston, S.C., the press erupted with reminiscences, mostly about him and the Vietnam War, mostly permeated with the myths of the Kultursmog , the politically-polluted culture of our elites, our liberal elites. After Vietnam the general spent the rest of his life refighting the war. He never learned that it was a war we could not win. He was a failure. These are three of the foul thoughts that pollute the liberals' culture and were repeated in many of his obituaries. I knew Westmoreland later in life, not...
  • Today In History...Edward Kennedy

    07/19/2005 6:57:58 AM PDT · by Heebert · 30 replies · 1,426+ views
    1968: US Senator Edward Kennedy’s car drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts killing his 28-year-old companion Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy fled the scene of the accident and received a suspended sentence of two months and one year's probation.
  • What Made Benedict Conservative? (What happened at Tubingen?)

    07/08/2005 12:50:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 684+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 7/8/2005 | Mark Gauvreau Judge
    It took me a month to answer that question. According to the media, Tubingen is the German university where, in 1968, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger -- the future Pope Benedict XVI -- became a conservative. He did so, according to media accounts, because of left-wing student protests in 1968, when Ratzinger was a professor. Is that true? That a brilliant and deeply reflective theologian and priest simply freaked out over some student protests and became orthodox? Perhaps, but if so the more compelling question the media ignored is, if the protests changed Ratzinger, what exactly about them did it? The New...
  • The Polish Sixty-Eighters

    06/21/2005 11:10:21 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 291+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 21.06.05 | Peter Gentle
    The Polish Sixty-Eighters Letter from Poland By Peter Gentle 21.06.05 A new book by award winning American journalist, Mark Kurlansky, 1968: the year that rocked the world, unravels the connections between the revolutionary events of that year in Paris, Prague, America and Poland. Like 1945 or 1989, 1968 is one of those years that are seen as pivotal to the history of the 20th century. We were only one year away from the first human being walking on the moon. It was a time of civil rights and anti-war protests, of new and inventive music and sub-cultures, of scientific and...
  • Remembering a monumental moment in '68

    05/28/2005 11:59:48 AM PDT · by Plutarch · 30 replies · 742+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | Sat, May. 28, 2005 | Thaai Walker
    SJSU statue to be erected to mark athletes' Olympic black power salute It has been 36 years since sports and politics collided in one searing image during the 1968 Olympics: Sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos silently protesting racial injustice with a black power salute on the winners' stand in Mexico City. The two men returned to San Jose State University on Friday to break ground for a larger-than-life statue that will capture the monumental event for decades to come... The statue, which is the result of the efforts of the school's Associated Students organization, will be erected Oct....
  • Payouts due for Prague victims

    05/14/2005 10:37:32 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 340+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 13 May, 2005
    Payouts due for Prague victims Soviet tanks remained in Czechoslovakia until 1991 Victims of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia are to receive compensation from the Czech government. President Vaclav Klaus approved a law allowing descendants of those killed to ask for a one-off payment of up to 150,000 koruna (£3,400 or 5,000 euros). Those injured or raped by members of the invading armies between 20 August 1968 and 27 June 1991 can claim around 70,000 koruna (£1,587 or 2,331 euros). The 1968 invasion put an abrupt end to the "Prague Spring" liberal reforms. Moscow feared liberalisation in Czechoslovakia would...
  • Question for anyone?

    05/01/2005 9:18:58 AM PDT · by gibonski · 12 replies · 377+ views
    Can anyone tell me when was the first time that congress took the SS surplus into the general fund.
  • The Turning Point How the Upheavals of 1968 Turned a Reformer into a Conservative [TIME on the Pope]

    04/30/2005 1:55:34 PM PDT · by nwrep · 4 replies · 1,971+ views
    TIME Online ^ | April 24, 2005 | David Van Biema
    HOW THE UPHEAVALS OF 1968 TURNED A VATICAN II REFORMER INTO AN ARDENT CONSERVATIVEIn the wide, book-lined hallway on the ground floor of his home office in Tübingen, Germany, Hans Küng runs a finger down a dusty contents page until he finds a name: Joseph Ratzinger. Together with Küng, who had recruited Ratzinger to the theology department at the University of Tübingen in 1966, the young theologian was an enthusiastic participant in the reforms of the extraordinary Second Vatican Council. They dined frequently, and the introvert Ratzinger sometimes accepted rides in the extrovert Küng's Alfa Romeo. The article open in...
  • WE’RE GOING TO WIN THE WAR IN VIET NAM! - (Don Bendell's Newest Editorial)

    02/21/2005 10:16:43 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 536+ views
    Some of us went and fought and bled. Some died. Some stayed home and cried out against our fight. Some, with heads draped in hooded cloaks of shame and fear, went to Canada, most claiming disdain and loathing for that far-off war, not admitting actually succumbing to an inner fear of death or of wounding in a foreign land. We won every major battle, in the tradition of our forefathers at St Mere E’Glise, Normandy, San Juan Hill, and we left our virgin naiveté in those steaming emerald jungles of fear, or in the muddy larvae-laden waters of the lowland...
  • Killer Got U.N. Oil "Reward"

    02/03/2005 2:42:18 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 358+ views
    defenddemocracy ^ | April 19, 2004 | Niles Lathem
    In a sinister oil-for-murder plot, Saddam Hussein used the scandal-plagued U.N. oil-for-food program to set up the assassination of a prominent Iraqi exile politician, the slain man's family has charged. A mysterious George Tarkhaynan appears on an Iraqi Oil Ministry list, published by a Baghdad newspaper, of 270 politicians and businessmen who received sweetheart oil deals under the U.N. humanitarian program. Safia al-Souhail, a leading political figure in post-Saddam Iraq, told The Post she has evidence that Tarkhaynan is a former Beirut shirtmaker and once-trusted family friend who helped Iraq assassinate her father, anti-Saddam dissident Sheik Taleb al-Souhail al-Tamimi, in...
  • John F. Kerry's Cambodia Adventure

    01/30/2005 8:14:45 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 81 replies · 2,598+ views
    Meet the Press | January 30, 2005 | Donald J. Taylor
    John F. Kerry’s traitorous association with communist organizations seems to go back farther than we suspected. He just reaffirmed on Meet the Press that he was not only in Cambodia in December 1968 but that he went there to deliver weapons to the Khmer Rouge. As we all know, the Khmer Rouge was the communist insurgency in Cambodia that eventually overthrew the legitimate government and murdered millions of Cambodian civilians. Of course, Kerry was never in Cambodia in 1968, and every time he tells that lie he digs himself in just a little bit deeper.
  • FBI Files, John Kerry, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, read it here, over 40 links.

    10/26/2004 5:18:15 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 30 replies · 2,238+ views
    FBI Files on Vietnam Veterans Against the War VVAW and John Kerry | Late 1971 - early 1972- November 1971 | FBI files concerning VVAW and John Kerry
    VVAW, FBI files and John Kerry, What I have found 1. “On September 30, 1971, Robert Malone, Chief of Police, University of Nevada, advised Kerry’s speech at the University was sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, and that he was paid $1,200.00, including expenses for his appearance.” Kerry is paid for VVAW speeches, pg 25 2. VVAW pickets restaurant because owner refuses to serve long haired, barefoot and dirty veterans in his place of business. It is also noted that the organization encourages the use of narcotics. VVAW pickets restaurant, pg 28-29 3. VVAW distributes literature...

    10/04/2004 5:54:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 1,357+ views
    There are many similarities between the fictional Manchurian Candidate, Sergeant Raymond Shaw, who returns to America after the Korean War with a Medal of Honor, and John F Kerry. In the original 1962 movie-THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, not the recent politically correct version of the movie, the communists in the Korean War capture an American infantry platoon and subject them to intense brainwashing techniques. One of the patrol members, Sergeant Shaw, played by Harvey, is a carefully programmed sleeper agent, brainwashed to go back to America to kill the future President of the United States....
  • The Muslim Problem

    10/04/2004 9:49:22 AM PDT · by skellmeyer · 12 replies · 717+ views
    In 1967 and 1968, Japan, Europe and America were aflame with violence. From the London School of Economics, to the Sorbonne, from Japan to Rome and in dozens of cities across the United States, tens of thousands of students staged protests and sit-ins throughout the countries of the First World. While dozens of books with varying theories concerning the causes of this conflagration have been written, most agree implicitly or explicitly on one thing: post-war fecundity, the unusually high world-wide population of young people following World War II, was the fuel for the fire. The irony is rather interesting.
  • Bush row takes another twist

    09/18/2004 5:47:21 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 43 replies · 1,691+ views
    ic Wales ^ | Sep 18 2004
    The ongoing row over President George W Bush's military record has taken yet another twist with the release of documents relating to his service in the Texas Air National Guard. The packet of records showed that the commanding officer of Bush's basic training unit took a special interest in him as a trainee and wrote to his father to praise him. The 1968 letter and other material released yesterday were the latest in a stream of documents released about Bush's service during the Vietnam War. Democrats say the documents are proof that Bush got preferential treatment as the son of...
  • 1968 Convention Video. Dan Rathers shoved to the ground.

    09/14/2004 10:01:30 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 5 replies · 589+ views
    This must be why Dan Rather is still so angry?