The Democrats’ Radical Pique

2008-Obama appreciates the complexities of the Sixties. Clinton came of age during the era's storms, so why is she running away from it?

The candidates are allowing a flawed view of the 1960s to dominate the presidential debate.

We already know that the Republican Party has written off the Sixties as the decade that destroyed our country’s greatness and values. Unless the Democratic Party wishes to confirm that narrative, we need to support a presidential candidate willing to present a different point of view, one that sees the dreams and goals of the Sixties as still relevant to the present, one that seeks to update that vision for our post-Sixties reality.

Raphael Dalleo teaches at Florida Atlantic University.