Wednesday, July 13, 2016

2016 is not 1968

2016 has not been a good year for the United States. A lot of people are comparing this year with the tumultuous year of 1968. I was listening to FiveThirtyEight's podcast and they argued that 1968 was far worse. To wit, in 1968,:

  • 16,592 American soldiers were killed in Vietnam
  • January: North Korea captured USS Pueblo, Tet Offensive
  • March: My Lai Massacre, LBJ not seeking re-election
  • April: MLK killed, 46 killed in riots across the country
  • June: RFK killed
  • August: Nixon nominated, Czechoslovakia invaded, Democratic Convention in Chicago
  • October: Black Power salute at Mexico Olympics
  • November: Nixon became president

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