Tag Archives: Voting Rights Act of 1965

Those Wheels of Justice

Back in 1965 Bob Dylan was singing The Times They Are A-Changin’ – and that was appropriate. On March 7, 1965, down in Alabama, six hundred people begin a march from Selma to Montgomery, led by John Lewis and Hosea … Continue reading

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The Poisoned Chalice

Context is important. It could be that the events of October 1973 changed everything in America forever – because that Oil Embargo ruined our automobile industry, which in turn ruined things for all labor unions, which in turn ruined things … Continue reading

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At The Corner of Selma

Here at the corner of North Laurel Avenue and Selma Avenue in the middle of Hollywood – Hollywood Boulevard is one block north and Sunset Boulevard is one block south, and Hayworth Avenue, as in Rita Hayworth, is one block … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Diffusion of Legacy

The inevitable diffusion of legacy is something like the unbearable lightness of being – which is also the title of that odd Milan Kundera novel. That’s the one that riffs on Nietzsche’s concept of eternal recurrence – you know, the universe and … Continue reading

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The War for the Soul of America

Duke University was a pleasant enough place in the early seventies – they called it the Harvard of the South and those ivy-covered gothic buildings did give the campus that sort of feel. Durham was fine too – a sleepy … Continue reading

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And That’s That

Everyone likes being let off the hook at the last minute – someone else was assigned the unpleasant task, final exams were cancelled, or way back when, in the draft lottery, your birthday came up way late in the draw … Continue reading

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Belonging To No Organized Political Party

Will Rogers used to get big laughs when he said he wasn’t a member of any organized political party, he was a Democrat. All successful quips have to ring true, and back in the late twenties and early thirties that … Continue reading

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