50 years ago, the United States Congress was trying to cut back on voting rights, housing and welfare regulations, and civil rights and entitlement programs. President, Lyndon B. Johnson was losing the Vietnam War, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy were assassinated. Host Dan Loney speaks with Kyle Longley, The Snell Family Dean’s Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science at Arizona State University, to discuss his new book, “LBJ’s 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America’s Year of Upheaval” on Knowledge at Wharton. Longley believes that no other year – except maybe 1929 – had hosted such turmoil and describes all the events and their affects on our society a half-century later in this new book.
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