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Monday, September 27, 2010

1960: Kennedy - Nixon First Presidential Debate

Years have passed since that memorable debate. It was the first time in history that two presidential candidates were meeting face to face on TV. The elections that year marked the arrival at power of a new generation, with a new mentality. Was 1960 to be a point of change in American history? We know what happened after that: the assassination of the youngest American president, the success of the Civil Rights movement, the horrible costs of the Vietnam quagmire.

The candidate who was defeated in 1960 came back and won in 1968. He traveled to China and opened this way a new era. And then came Watergate.

(Zoon Politikon)


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