It seems every time a presidential election rolls around, people say it’s the most important election of our lives. Of course all elections are important, but this year, that statement just happens to be true. Why? History tells us everything we need to know.
In this four-part series, Glenn takes listeners on a journey to look at four transformational elections of the past century. These are the elections that got us where we are today.
Part II: 1968
America was in turmoil in 1968. John F. Kennedy, Jr. had been assassinated five years earlier. Then there was the assassination of Malcolm X, followed in 1968 by the unthinkable assassination of both Kennedy's brother, Robert F. Kennedy, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Vietnam War raged on and discontent erupted. Into this boiling stew of discontent and entitlement mentality, America's college youth were looking for a change. They would find it on American campuses.
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