The 1968 presidential election was a watershed in American politics. After dominating the political landscape for more than a generation, the Democratic Party crumbled. Richard M. Nixon was elected president and a new era of Republican conservatism was born. In the wake of another historic election, we look back 40 years to the dramatic story of Campaign ‘68.
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I cite: Wed 5.01.13 | May Day Meanings | Against the Grain: A Program about Politics, Society and Ideas
Listen to this Program: Download program audio (mp3, 48.32 Mbytes) What do you think of when May Day comes around? Aziz Choudry, Jodi Dean, Chris Dixon, Max Haiven, and Richard Peet weigh in with their reflections. Also featured are clips from a Pacifica Radio Archives documentary that explores the origins of International Workers’ Day and the labor firebrands and struggles the day commemorates. It includes archival May Day reports from Vietnam, Africa, and elsewhere. via www.againstthegrain.org