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It was the summer of ’68. American cities were in flames, the country was torn apart by assassinations – Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy within months of each other – while students were in outright revolt against the Vietnam war.
The civil rights movement was reaching a crescendo, as were the efforts to resist. Governor George Wallace of Alabama promised segregation forever, and launched a nationalist-racist independent campaign against the relatively disliked mainstream candidates Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey. During the Democratic convention it appeared society was to break down in Chicago, as the police used tactics described as “gestapo like” to keep order.
Was the country falling apart? Conservatives were shocked by the changing moral values – mini-skirts, the sexual revolution, women wanting to work, burn their bras (alongside men wanting to burn their draft cards) and it appeared that order in America was about to…
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