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9/2/08: Nixonland

Rick Perlstein
Rick Perlstein

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – The writer Rick Perlstein says that American culture and politics "were forged in blood and fire." In 1964, the Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson won a land-slide victory over Barry Goldwater - an election that seemed to herald America's liberalism. But a mere eight years later, the tides had turned and Republican Richard Nixon held the presidency with a similarly large margin. Tuesday, Rick Perlstein joins us from the Republican National Convention to talk about how the battle lines of American politics were drawn and what it still means for us today.

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