Donald Trump’s War on the 1960s


Donald Trump and his supporters may be waging battles against the press, immigrants, voting rights, the environment, science, social welfare programs, Planned Parenthood and what they label political correctness and the deep state.

But to them these are mere skirmishes in a much larger conflict. The president has essentially declared an all-out war on the American 1960s.

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Hillary Clinton and Her Inner Sixties

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Now Hillary Clinton is a public figure, and in an era of wall-to-wall PR it’s hard to argue that she’s not playing the game. But perhaps she simply backed into it. Perhaps she’s that Sixties activist at heart who preferred behind-the-scenes advocacy and the humility of action — but got drawn into politics as a result of her husband’s career. Perhaps she is a reluctant politician, not a Machiavellian schemer.

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Jon Stewart’s Tea Party

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In the 1960s it was the angry left who seethed at the Establishment and indignantly voiced their view that America had become a “sick society.” It was the Establishment that told them to tone it down, to restore sanity, to engage not in protests and campus shut-downs but in rational and civil discourse.

Today it’s the right that seethes. Continue reading Jon Stewart’s Tea Party