Michael Cohen on 1968 and the Birth of Disunion
Original Air Date: December 7, 2016
This week we feature one of the authors from the Miami Book Fair as Bennet Kelley speaks with Boston Globe columnist Michael A. Cohen author of American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division.
In American Maelstrom, Michael A. Cohen captures the full drama of this watershed election, establishing 1968 as the hinge between the decline of political liberalism, the ascendancy of conservative populism, and the rise of anti-government attitudes that continue to dominate the nation’s political discourse. In this sweeping and immersive book, equal parts compelling analysis and thrilling narrative, Cohen takes us to the very source of our modern politics of division.
Michael A. Cohen is an author, columnist and regular commentator on both national politics and American foreign policy. He is a regular columnist for the Boston Globe and World Politics Review and the U.S Political Correspondent for the London Observer.