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Looking Back
Greatness and Goodness: Parting Thoughts on 1968

How was the smaller, poorer America of 1968—a country not always good but often great—able to accomplish so much that we deem impossible today?

Published on: December 31, 2018
John Van Oudenaren is director of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and former chief of the Library’s European Division. The views expressed are those of the author; they do not necessarily represent those of the Library of Congress or any other organization.
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