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Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush

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Over the past quarter century, American liberals and conservatives alike have invoked memories of the 1960s to define their respective ideological positions and to influence voters. Liberals recall the positive associations of what might be called the "good Sixties" -- the "Camelot" years of JFK, the early civil rights movement, and the dreams of the Great Society -- while ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published December 1st 2009)
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Tom Mueller
Feb 23, 2010 Tom Mueller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the title suggests, von Bothmer's work explains how one's perspective of "the sixties" can be use for - or against - nearly any cause dujour. An interesting thought was the sixties were broken down into the "bad sixties", after JFK's assassination and the "good sixties", which ended in November 1963.
Moreso than with most Historical / Sociological phenomena, one's take on whether "the Sixties" were a positive or negative influence on what has followed is dependant on the individual's paradigm
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