Tag Archives: George McGovern

Biographics: Hunter S. Thompson- ‘Gonzo Extraordinaire’

Source:The New Democrat  I guess I look at Hunter Thompson not as a political satirist or a comedian, or perhaps even a journalist, but as a satirist on American life who was so interested in America that he wanted to … Continue reading

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New York Magazine: Opinion- Ed Kilgore: ‘George McGovern Didn’t Lose in 1972 by Going Too Far Left. Neither Will 2020 Democrats’

Source:The New Democrat  “One of the most persistent arguments surrounding the 2020 presidential contest is that Democrats are heading “off the deep end” on a left-wing ideological bender that will mean disaster in the general election. The warning is very … Continue reading

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History: ‘How Did Socialism Become a Dirty Word in America?’

Source:The New Democrat Before it became a dirty word, socialism was relatively popular in the United States. So, what happened? #HistoryChannel Subscribe for more HISTORY: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Read More: http://po.st/socialist_party Check out exclusive HISTORY content: Website – http://www.history.com /posts Facebook – … Continue reading

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Salon: Timothy Denevi- Hunter S. Thompson in Chicago, 1968: ‘The Battle For The Democratic Party’s Soul’

Source: The New Democrat If 1967 was the summer of love, then 1968 was the summer of discontentment, revolution, upheaval, whatever other big words that you prefer to voice a national unhappiness with the country and how things were going. … Continue reading

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Victor D. Hanson: ‘Rethinking Watergate’

Source:Hoover Institution– where the Watergate scandal all started. “The Watergate break-in is now 45 years old. The scandal is as distant from our own time as it was once from 1928. The median age of Americans is about 38 years … Continue reading

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The New York Times: Opinion- Thomas Knock: George McGovern, Vietnam & The Democratic Crackup

Source: The New Democrat There was a Democratic Party crackup in the 1960s and the debate is really when it happened. Pre-JFK assassination (which should be a clue for you) the Democratic Party was made up of Progressive cold warrior anti-Communists … Continue reading

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The Real News: Paul Jay Interviewing Peter Kuznick- Undoing The New Deal: The 1944 Coup Against Henry Wallace

Source:The New Democrat The division between in the Democratic Party between the Hillary Clinton, even though I don’t believe she’s that strong of a Democratic leader anymore, but her New Democratic Theodore Roosevelt progressive wing of the party and the … Continue reading

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ABC News: ‘Dark Days at The White House’

“Part of the ABC News Great TV News Stories series. From the VHS Tape – “The story of the President at the center of the Watergate Maelstrom, his near impeachment, his last dark days at the White House, and his … Continue reading

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Josh Burdick: CBS News Special on Watergate, June 1992

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Josh Burdick: CBS News Special on Watergate, June 1992 The story of Watergate is so tragic. This idea that President Richard Nixon would be worried about losing the presidency to … Continue reading

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Franken Splean: BBC’s Omnibus: Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, From 1978

Source: Franken Splean: BBC’s Omnibus: Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, From 1978 If I was growing up, or an adult in the 1960s and 1970s, I might consider if I had access to, going through that … Continue reading

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