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It’s 1968 All Over Again

It’s 1968 All Over Again

Almost a half-century ago, in 1968, the United States seemed to be falling apart.

The Vietnam War, a bitter and close presidential election, antiwar protests, racial riots, political assassinations, terrorism, and a recession looming on the horizon left the country divided between a loud radical minority and a silent conservative majority.

The United States avoided a civil war. But America suffered a collective psychological depression, civil unrest, defeat in Vietnam, and assorted disasters for the next decade — until the election of a once-polarizing Ronald Reagan ushered in five consecutive presidential terms of relative bipartisan calm and prosperity from 1981 to 2001.

It appears as if 2017 might be another 1968. Recent traumatic hurricanes seem to reflect the country’s human turmoil. Continue…

ahhh victor victor victor… always fun — if not a little bit on the heavy side — to pull him up on NRO and see what he’s talking about on a friday morning… at this point, i’m not even sure when this habit of mine started, but i do know it’s been a few years now at the very least.

things do seem to have an alarming similarity to the late 60s… hmmm…

PS. emmmmmm… coffee……

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  1. Dude, that guy is lost. How can one even consider that “the bedlam within the United States… (could) offer a remedy to the status quo that had divided and nearly bankrupted the country”?

    How can he type that with a straight face after opening the article stating that this presidency has only deepened the issues that supposedly came from the Obama era? (Personally I think one needs to keep looking back in history to see that the deepening has been growing for a long time).

    I know you post these but aren’t much into actually discussing them with people who comment. I don’t quite get that.

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