1960s http://wamc.org en "The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America" http://wamc.org/post/eve-destruction-how-1965-transformed-america <p>At the beginning of 1965, the U.S. seemed on the cusp of a golden age. Although Americans had been shocked by the assassination in 1963 of President Kennedy, they exuded a sense of consensus and optimism that showed no signs of abating. Indeed, political liberalism and interracial civil rights activism made it appear as if 1965 would find America more progressive and unified than it had ever been before. In January 1965, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed that the country had “no irreconcilable conflicts.”</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55229 at http://wamc.org "The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America" "Buying the Farm" by Tom Fels http://wamc.org/post/buying-farm-tom-fels <p>Longtime North Bennington resident, museum curator and author Tom Fels is back telling farm stories, specifically about the Montague Farm. His new book is <em>Buying The Farm: Peace and War on a Sixties Commune</em>.</p><p>Fels is following up on the success of his book <em>Farm Friends</em> in which he told the story of the many of personalities of Montague Farm, a commune in western Massachusetts where he spent four years, from 1969 to 1973. His latest offering is a comprehensive history of that same cooperative from its inception to the present day.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 53608 at http://wamc.org "Buying the Farm" by Tom Fels