Book Discussion on Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies

Professor Berkowitz talked about his book, Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies, published by University… read more

Professor Berkowitz talked about his book, Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies, published by University of Columbia Press, in which he examined America during the “me decade,” a term coined by author Tom Wolfe. He pointed out three phenomena that marked the era: the Watergate scandal, the oil crisis, and the Vietnam War. He stated that the world shifted as the Great Society programs of the 1960s began to fall apart in the 1970s. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Berkowitz, Edward D. Director George Washington University->Program in History and Public Policy
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Book Discussion on Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 19, 2006
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Aug 12, 2013

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  • Feb 19, 2006 | 1:28pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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