My History Can Beat Up Your Politics Podcast - Bringing historical context to today's politics since 2006.
October 27, 2011
The Whole World is Watching
The whole world was watching Chicago in 1968 and it seems, the whole political world may be watching the protests now in New York and other areas. Chicago '68 ruined the incumbent Democratic Party's chances for reelection and didn't stop the war immediately as organizers wanted. Yet it certainly had an impact on public opinion. We see a large group of protests now, albeit smaller in number than in the late sixties. We look at Occupy protests in comparison to Chicago and the cities.