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A Review: 1968, “Year of Wonder and Miracle”

For many, 1968 remains a crucial political year, representing a turning point for U.S. culture and America’s “rendezvous with destiny” (297). In the eyes of both participants in the events of that year and a latter generation of historians, it defines what the long 1960s wrought. However, 1968 was not all Bill Ayers’ “year of wonder and miracle” (96). It is also remembered for less comforting events, such as the violent protests at the Chicago Democratic Convention, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the deaths of 16,889 American soldiers in Vietnam, and the communist Tet Offensive that hastened the Read more