Saturday, May 30, 2009

Radio West: Rick Perlstein - Nixonland

Radio West (KUER/The University of Utah)
Host: Doug Fabrizio

The writer Rick Perlstein says that American culture and politics "were forged in blood and fire." In 1964, the Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson won a land-slide victory over Barry Goldwater - an election that seemed to herald America's liberalism. But a mere eight years later, the tides had turned and Republican Richard Nixon held the presidency with a similarly large margin.

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