30 Aug 2018

The bloody Chicago Democratic Convention: 50 years on

For many it feels like American politics have never been quite as tempestuous as now. But fifty years ago there was also searing division. Back then the culture wars that raged were – more often than not – about US involvement in Vietnam. Kiran Moodley looks back at the Democratic convention in Chicago in 1968 when the party nearly split in two on the issue.