1968, The Old Guard, and the New Liberals

How one week in 1968 shaped the relationship between old liberals, young leftists, and revolt in postwar America.

Arthur Schlesinger Jr., a leader of the old liberal guard, in 1951. Source: WNYC

The 50th anniversary of 1968 has led American historians to reevaluate many of the trends, people, and events that made that year one of the most significant of the 20th century. Moments that shaped the future, defining politics and culture for the next generation and beyond…