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Thursday, March 11, 2004

 

Late Night Open Thread

posted by Conan at Thursday, March 11, 2004 permalink View blog reactions
Kirkpatrick Sale writes in his now-classic history of the SDS that the group produced buttons for the 1964 Democratic campaign that, in contrast to the LBJ campaign slogan "All of the way with LBJ" read "Part of the way with LBJ."

They gave him a partial endorsement for his work on Civil Rights and the Great Society, even though they disagreed with the then-smoldering conflict in Vietnam.

Maybe we need "Part of the way with JFK" buttons?


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