Tuesday, May 3, 2016


In my latest article for The American Prospect, I recall the US election of 1968. In between the assassination of Bobby Kennedy and the riots in Chicago, I visited France for the first time.


Steven Rendall said...

Thanks for the link to your piece in the American Prospect, which brought back many similar memories. I also remember LBJ's "abdication" speech, which I heard on my VW's radio; I was so stunned I couldn't drive. And I too, in retrospect, see Johnson as a tragic figure. He was the only president whose hand I ever shook (I went door-to-door in Baltimore for him in 1964).

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