Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Liberals' Moment

re: Albert Mohler: "The decade of the 1970s is now a generation behind us, but the cultural and political movements of that pivotal decade set the stage for so much of what we face in our current times. In terms of national politics, two great developments stand out. On the Left, the nomination of Sen. George McGovern became the pivotal event of the decade, even as the rise of a reinvigorated conservatism became the great event on the Right. /Author Bruce Miroff of the State University of New York at Albany takes his readers into the heart of the McGovern campaign in The Liberals' Moment: The McGovern Insurgency and the Identity Crisis of the Democratic Party [University Press of Kansas, 2007]. There is no way one can make sense of the modern Democratic party without understanding this campaign. The issues of that campaign still define the Left, as do many of the individuals involved in the campaign (such as Bill Clinton)..."...

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