by Rebecca Gordon
The recollections and rehabilitations occasioned by the 20th anniversary of the War on Terror are, predictably, giving short shrift to the voices of dissent who questioned the ability of American military power to resolve political conflicts. Like their mythical namesake, those denounced as Cassandras in 2001 were right.
SOURCE: CBS News
Lyndon Johnson had the power of incumbency, but his prospects fell when an upstart, Eugene McCarthy, decided to challenge him in the primaries.
by Julian E. Zelizer
In 1968, the Democratic insurgent refused to support the establishment nominee—and it was disastrous.