Referendum on the Sixties: The Issues Behind the Issues in 2008

A version of Mr. Weigel’s remarks were published as an essay in First Things. Click here to read it.

In his seventh Annual William E. Simon Lecture, George Weigel examined six crucial moments in the Sixties with an eye to how they reshaped American political culture, with effects still being felt four decades later. What a large segment of American political culture learned from those moments constitutes the issues-beneath-the-issues in the 2008 election — and in that important sense, America is still fighting battles begun in the Sixties, like it or not.

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