Strait On: America’s changing lifestyles, Part 5; a view into the lost generation

Vietnam intensifies as America’s youth rebels against an unpopular war Photo: wikimedia commonsNationwide demonstrations staged by the student-run National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam took place on this date 50 years ago in 1965. ■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter While President Johnson was situating himself as commander in chief, wars and rumors of wars were thick in the air. Although not actually fighting the North Vietnamese, we were aware that at the flick of a straw we could be plunged into another Asian conflict. Although they disagreed on almost everything, in the interest of continuity, Johnson kept Robert Kennedy on as attorney general. The unexpected invasion Every

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