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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLIV

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1969. Things were heating up!  The Vietnam War seemed to be escalating rather than de-escalating as President Nixon had promised!  Student uprisings had disrupted many college campuses and even some returning army veterans were speaking out! In New York I was becoming even more aware of how much drug use there was. Amphetamines appeared to be t... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLIII

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I met Bob Olton at the restaurant, Soerabaja. The Saturday Evening Post magazine had just stopped publishing a short time before.  It had become extremely conservative and public tastes had changed.  During the 1940s and ’50s it had reflected postwar Americans’ contented view of life: wholesome and traditional. But Vietnam had chang... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLII

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We were getting used to Richard Nixon as President. So far, not so good! There were still protests everywhere and in spite of Nixon’s attempts to make good his promise to bring us together it wasn’t working! Supposedly Henry Kissinger would be a wise adviser to the president but a short time after he joined the administration the US... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CLI

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What an amazing decade — the ’60s.  And how amazing to be living in New York during the ’60s!  When I arrived in New York in 1960 Eisenhower was for a few more months still President. I took so much for granted but didn’t think that much about any of it.  I was excited to feel that I’d finally […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CL

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Those last days of 1968!  There was so much going on — aside from all the political chaos. It was as if New York was on an energetic social cultural binge to balance the energy expended on warfare, police riots and anti war demonstrations!  The city was in full swing, the anger subverted and filtered into […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIX

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So after 1968 and all its turmoil we were staggering into 1969 with Nixon telling us in his inaugural speech that we “should all stop shouting at one another“! That was easier said than done! But the Paris Peace Talks were planned with Henry Cabot Lodge going as administrator. He had previously been the American ambassador to South Vietn... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLVIII

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1968. The end of a tumultuous year! A year full of dissent, assassinations, war and certainly protest!  It was frequently being said that there hadn’t been as much violent dissent since the Civil War. There had been a lot during the Depression but it was being said that this was worse! Johnny Meyer decided to end the […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLVII

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It was December and 1968 was boiling to a close while everyone hoped that things would calm down in the US and Nixon would make good on his promise to end the war and bring us all together! So far nothing had changed and I’d come to Los Angeles for Christmas with my family. Barbra was shooting “On […]... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLVI

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December, 1968: New York City continued to roil with dissent! While there were wildly decorated hippie head shops opening uptown and downtown with even wilder merchandise, those same establishments were in full support of the protests against the draft, the war and the government in general. Downtown, the Lower East Side was beginning to be thou... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLV

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1968 was staggering toward 1969 with Richard Nixon elected President and the war in Vietnam continuing while cities were still seething with riots and demonstrations against the war and the drafting of young men.  I was bunkered in my apartment working on daily illustration project deadlines with only New York Pacifica Network’s listener supp... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIV

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November, 1968: A very turbulent year was finally coming to an end!  Protests, draft cards being burned, assassinations and then the election of Richard Nixon. The whole civilization seemed to be tottering on the brink of dissolution! Nixon made a lot of promises: ending the Vietnam War, bringing the people together, ensuring a prosperous eco... READ MORE
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Schulenberg’s Page: New York, Part CXLIII

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November, 1968: Richard Nixon was now the President of the United States! A staunch Democrat, my mother said, “I never liked him, I don’t trust him and I didn’t vote for him but he was elected President so I’ll have to respect him!”  That was the opinion of a lot of voters but even as that […]... READ MORE