Are We Living 1968 All Over Again?

The social disorder accompanying the 2016 election cycle has led to comparisons with the socio-political turmoil of 1968. Some in the media, including James Fallows and Alec MacGillis, have been quick to remind us that the body count at home and abroad was much larger in 1968. Jonathan Chait holds up President Obama’s government-by-stakeholders as a rejoinder, as though all the worst moments of 1968 represented the whole of that year.