How One Epic Document Exposed the Secrets of the Vietnam War

With the Pentagon Papers revelations, the U.S. public’s trust in the government was forever diminished.

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Patrick Sky, ’60s Folk Star and Later a Piper, Dies at 80

He was a part of the folk revival emanating from Greenwich Village, mixing melodic songs and satire. Then he became infatuated with the uilleann pipes.

#deaths-obituaries, #folk-music, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #sky-patrick, #uilleann-pipes

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It’s Police Violence That Spurs Black Rebellion

The history of Black rebellion demonstrates a fundamental reality. Police violence precipitates community violence in a vicious cycle.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #vigilantes

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Bob Fass, Pioneer of Underground Radio, Dies at 87

His provocative “Radio Unnameable,” long a staple of the New York station WBAI, offered a home on the FM dial to everyone from Abbie Hoffman to Tiny Tim.

#deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #disc-jockeys, #fass-bob, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #radio, #radio-unnameable-radio-program, #vietnam-war, #wbai

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Book Review: ‘The Free World,’ by Louis Menand

Menand’s “The Free World” is a sweeping survey of the revolutions that changed American life in the 1950s and ’60s.

#books-and-literature, #cold-war-era, #france, #menand-louis, #nineteen-hundred-fifties, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #the-free-world-art-and-thought-in-the-cold-war-book

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Beneath Her Decorous Demeanor, ‘Lady Bird Johnson’ Was a Political Force

The new biography, by Julia Sweig, shows the wife of Lyndon B. Johnson to have been ahead of her time (and possibly her husband) on women’s rights, racial disparities and other issues.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #first-ladies-us, #johnson-lady-bird, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #lady-bird-johnson-hiding-in-plain-sight-book, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #sweig-julia, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Sally Grossman, Immortalized on a Dylan Album Cover, Dies at 81

She picked out a red outfit and struck a relaxed pose on the cover of “Bringing It All Back Home,” leaving much for fans to guess about.

#bringing-it-all-back-home-album, #deaths-obituaries, #dylan-bob, #folk-music, #grossman-albert-b, #grossman-sally-1939-2021, #music, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #woodstock-ny

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S. Clay Wilson, Taboo-Breaking Underground Cartoonist, Dies at 79

His drawings were so outrageous that, on first encountering them, his fellow cartoonist R. Crumb recalled feeling that “suddenly my own work seemed insipid.”

#art, #comic-books-and-strips, #deaths-obituaries, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #wilson-s-clay, #zap-comix

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Leslie West, ‘Mississippi Queen’ Rocker, Is Dead at 75

He rose to fame with Mountain, which Rolling Stone called a “louder version of Cream” — a band Mr. West idolized. One of the group’s first gigs was Woodstock,

#cream-music-group, #deaths-obituaries, #mississippi-queen-song, #mountain-music-group, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #pop-and-rock-music, #west-leslie-1945-2020

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‘Free Time’ Review: City Life as It Was, Today

The filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer excavates the sights — and constructs the sounds — of a lost New York.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #free-time-movie, #kirchheimer-manfred, #movies, #new-york-city, #nineteen-hundred-fifties, #nineteen-hundred-sixties

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Baron Wolman, Whose Photos Helped Start Rolling Stone, Dies at 83

He was the magazine’s first photographer, capturing Frank Zappa, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and many more in the days before image control.

#deaths-obituaries, #groupies-and-other-electric-ladies-book, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #photography, #pop-and-rock-music, #rolling-stone, #wolman-baron-1937, #woodstock-music-festivals

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What the Tumultuous Year 1968 Can Teach Us About Today

The dangerous animosities of the past never went away, and have now re-emerged with new force.

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Spencer Davis, Whose Band Was a Hitmaker in the ’60s, Dies at 81

“Gimme Some Lovin’,” “I’m a Man” and “Keep On Running” made the rock group, from Britain, famous and launched the career of its lead singer, Steve Winwood.

#davis-spencer, #deaths-obituaries, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #pop-and-rock-music, #spencer-davis-group, #winwood-steve

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The Chicago 7 Trial Onscreen: An Interpretation for Every Era

Aaron Sorkin is only the latest filmmaker to dramatize this prime example of political theater. Each version has a different understanding of the case and what it means.

#morgen-brett, #movies, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #sorkin-aaron, #the-trial-of-the-chicago-7-movie

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Joe Biden’s Non-Radical 1960s

Trump has called Biden a tool of leftist agitators. Friends say that has never much been his way, even as a young man surrounded by protest.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #careers-and-professions, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #content-type-personal-profile, #delaware, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #syracuse-university, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-delaware, #vietnam-war

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Richard Avedon’s Wall-Size Ambitions

The celebrated photographer made striking group portraits that he hoped would signal a new level of rigorous intention. Why didn’t the art world notice?

#avedon-richard, #murals, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #photography

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A Countercultural Dreamland From Tokyo Flickers at MoMA

In 1969, Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver created a moving-image environment with 18 projectors. Now his and other expanded cinema works from Japanese pioneers are in New York.

#art, #gulliver-shuzo-azuchi, #japan, #jonouchi-motoharu, #movies, #museum-of-modern-art, #new-york-city, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #pioneer-works-center-for-art-and-innovation-brooklyn-ny, #tanaami-keiichi

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‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Review: They Fought the Law

Aaron Sorkin and an all-star cast re-enact a real-life ‘’60s courtroom drama with present-day implications.

#abdul-mateen-yahya-ii, #cohen-sacha-baron, #langella-frank, #movies, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #redmayne-eddie, #rylance-mark, #sorkin-aaron, #strong-jeremy-1978, #the-trial-of-the-chicago-7-movie

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I Built a Time Machine to the 1960s

Watching TV news from the past helps me get a grip on the present.

#computers-and-the-internet, #news-and-news-media, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #perlstein-rick, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #vietnam-war, #youtube-com

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52-Year-Old Thelonious Monk Concert at Palo Alto High School to Be Released

An ambitious student named Danny Scher booked the jazz great at Palo Alto High School in Northern California. A recording of the event gathered dust for five decades.

#jazz, #monk-thelonious, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #palo-alto-album, #scher-danny

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The Bumbling 1960s Data Scientists Who Anticipated Facebook and Google

In “If Then,” the historian Jill Lepore recounts the story of the Simulmatics Corporation, which tried to use primitive computing power to shape Americans’ behavior.

#books-and-literature, #computers-and-the-internet, #if-then-how-the-simulmatics-corporation-invented-the-future-book, #lepore-jill, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-1960, #vietnam-war

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How Much Can 1968 Tell Us About 2020?

Drawing parallels between the riots of the 1960s and the protests of today may only be taking us further from the truth, the historian Rick Perlstein writes.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kerner-commission, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #perlstein-rick, #police, #wills-garry

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Trump Has Failed the QAnon Test

Past Republican leaders knew better than to allow the pathogens of extreme conspiracy theories to infect the political bloodstream.

#buckley-william-f-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #conspiracy-theories, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #goldwater-barry-m, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #john-birch-society, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #presidential-election-of-1964, #qanon, #republican-party, #sasse-benjamin-e, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jon Meacham on John Lewis, the Legend and the Man

Meacham’s “His Truth Is Marching On” tells the story of the young John Lewis up to the time he entered Congress.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #his-truth-is-marching-on-john-lewis-and-the-power-of-hope-book, #lewis-john-r, #meacham-jon, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #segregation-and-desegregation, #selma-ala, #student-nonviolent-coordinating-committee-sncc

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One N.H.L. Team’s Time in Canada for Season Restart Is a Return

The team’s move to Canada to train and finish the N.H.L. season recalls a time in the 1960s and ’70s when training up there was standard. And most of the team was Canadian.

#canada, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-rangers, #nineteen-hundred-sixties

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These Radical Black Thrillers Fantasized About Dismantling the Police

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a series of novels by Black authors married revolutionary politics with pulp fiction. Their plotlines remain distressingly relevant.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #greenlee-sam-1930-2014, #jackson-blyden-jr, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #operation-burning-candle-book, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-spook-who-sat-by-the-door-book, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wideman-john-edgar

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Mr. Jones and Me: Younger Baby Boomers Swing Left

Were you more into punk than the Beatles? Were you less likely to protest the war than streak? You might be a Generation Joneser.

#baby-boomers, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #presidential-election-of-2020

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15 Essential Black Liberation Jazz Tracks

As black Americans fought for equal rights in the 1960s, music reflected their calls to action. In jazz, that meant sounds that were spiritual, boundary-pushing and celebrated blackness.

#black-people, #black-renaissance-music-group, #descendants-of-mike-and-phoebe-music-group, #ensemble-al-salaam-music-group, #infinite-spirit-music-music-group, #jackson-brian-r-1952, #jazz, #mtume-umoja-ensemble-music-group, #nineteen-hundred-seventies, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #northern-robert-brother-ah, #oneness-of-juju-music-group, #pan-afrikan-peoples-arkestra-music-group, #roy-brooks-and-the-artistic-truth-music-group, #sanders-pharoah, #scott-heron-gil, #sharrock-sonny, #singer-hal, #sun-ra-1914-93, #worlds-experience-orchestra-music-group

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Richard Anuszkiewicz, Whose Op Art Caught Eyes in the ’60s, Dies at 89

He was a pioneer in manipulating fundamental elements of art to create optical effects — and to make, as he put it, “something romantic out of a very, very mechanistic geometry.”

#anuszkiewicz-richard, #art, #deaths-obituaries, #museum-of-modern-art, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #op-art

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The ‘Hard Hat Riot’ Was a Preview of Today’s Political Divisions

Mayor Lindsay saw a country “virtually on the edge of a spiritual — and perhaps even a physical — breakdown.”

#american-federation-of-labor-congress-of-industrial-organizations, #building-and-construction-trade-council-of-greater-new-york, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #kent-state-university, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #nixon-richard-milhous, #organized-labor

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How the Kent State Shootings Changed America

They marked the end of the 1960s, and the beginning of our era of political polarization.

#colleges-and-universities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kent-ohio, #kent-state-university, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #vietnam-war

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Richard Sobol, Civil Rights Lawyer in the South, Dies at 82

Unlike other Northern lawyers who joined the struggle in the South, he stayed, and won a landmark case.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #deaths-obituaries, #discrimination, #legal-profession, #louisiana, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #sobol-richard-1937-2020, #supreme-court-us

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