Echoes of the past
November 3, 2012 7:24 PM Subscribe
BookFilter: Can you recommend books that connect what happened in the 60's to the current American political culture?
posted by dry white toast to society & culture (6 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm fascinated by history and politics, and my sense is that the cleavages in American society and politics right now can be traced to the events of the 1960s. I read a lot of current events, and have read a few books/biographies of people in the sixites (particularly LBJ).
But I'd like to find a book that traces a line from LBJ, the Civil Rights movement, Vietnam, MLK and Bobby Kennedy, etc. to today's culture wars and the fragmentation of US politics. I've looked at past AskMe's and seen a couple of recommendations, particularly books focused on 1968, like Murlasky's "1968: The Year That Rocked The World.
Does such a book exist? Recommendations appreciated.