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  • "Humphrey was anathema to us in `68, and then we got McGovern and America suddenly seemed like a place where real choices were presented," says historian Jon Wiener, who has written often about the politics and culture of the Cold War era. "I remember election night, 1972, as like the worst night in American politics in my life. Here was this stark choice between war and peace, truth and lies, and the American people rushed to embrace war and lies."

    McGovern anti-war candidacy a US cultural landmark →

  • "Humphrey was anathema to us in '68, and then we got McGovern and America suddenly seemed like a place where real choices were presented," said historian Jon Wiener, who has written often about the politics and culture of the Cold War era. "I remember election night, 1972, as like the worst night in American politics in my life. Here was this stark choice between war and peace, truth and lies, and the American people rushed to embrace war and lies."

    McGovern’s anti-war candidacy was a cultural landmark →

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