Table of Contents

Cover Story

The summer of our discontent

The summer of our discontent

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | A civil rights hero gunned down, an Ivy League campus shut down, another Kennedy shot, and 1968 turned surreal

In this issue: "Summer of '68," Aug. 9, 2008

Features

Divided we stood

Divided we stood

By Mindy Belz

1968 | In Richmond the battles over race would continue long after MLK's assassination

Fire in the mountains

Fire in the mountains

By Russ Pulliam

1968 | After flame-throwing campus debates, God spoke in a low whisper

The beach boys

The beach boys

By Lynn Vincent

1968 | How a middle-aged pastor and some ex-hippies spoke life to a generation declaring God Is Dead

The graduate

The graduate

By Marvin Olasky

1968 | In 1968 I headed down a path that began with low-rent existentialism and took me all the way to Communism

Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

By Marvin Olasky

1968 | In Boston, three events from March and April 1968 contributed to long-term change. One signaled a cultural revolution. It began at a live-rock club, the…

Heartbreak hits

Heartbreak hits

By Arsenio Orteza

1968 | Tammy Wynette found her footing at the height of rock 'n roll

Chamber-pop staying power

Chamber-pop staying power

By Arsenio Orteza

1968 | The Zombies have it

Chart toppers

By Arsenio Orteza

1968 | Four No. 1 Albums from 1968

Costs of a tragedy

Costs of a tragedy

By David Bahnsen

Personal Finance | Life insurance for non-breadwinners may be smarter than it seems

Famine fighters

Famine fighters

By Susan Olasky

Lifestyle/Technology | Elderly couple bring relief to their homeland

Four for fighting

Four for fighting

By Rusty Leonard and Warren Cole Smith

Charity | Clash escalates between ministries and lawmaker

Houses of God

Houses of God

Houses of God | The funeral of Martin Luther King Jr., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on April 9, 1968.

Country at a crossroads

Country at a crossroads

By Jill Nelson

Turkey | The nation that straddles Europe and Asia is also torn between secular and Islamic views of government, between cultural stability and terrorist violence. The…

Reporters' choice

Reporters' choice

By Jamie Dean

Media | Obama may be the press favorite for November, but voters are still trying to decide

Looking ahead

By The Editors

Looking Ahead | News to watch in the weeks to come

Human Race

By The Editors

Human Race | DIED: Estelle Getty, who played Sophia Petrillo on the hit TV show The Golden Girls , died July 22. The diminutive 84-year-old actress worked for years in…

Let the games begin

Let the games begin

By Mark Bergin

Olympics | The summer Olympics, set to open Aug. 8, are filled with inspirational athletes and great stories. But what many hoped would be the best Olympic story of all,

Entry levels

Entry levels

By Mark Bergin

Campaign Issues | A year after comprehensive immigration reform failed, John McCain and Barack Obama are treating the issue with kid gloves

License to kill

By Cal Thomas

Medicine | Oregon case may signal the next wave in assisted suicide

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Need-to-know news

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Notebook

Jurassic Shark

Jurassic Shark

By Mark Bergin

Sports | Aging legend Greg Norman, the Shark, reemerged from obscurity to compete once more

Columnists

The plain truth

The plain truth

By Joel Belz

Charles Colson's new book steps onto "the great fault line" of our culture

Seize the world

Seize the world

By Mindy Belz

Wartime is no time to miss a travel adventure

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Sins of youth

Sins of youth

By Andrée Seu

Would you want to be remembered for what you did at 21?

An anniversary to forget

An anniversary to forget

By Marvin Olasky

A president's adultery says something about how he will lead

'Scholarly malpractice'

By Gene Edward Veith

Searches continue for the non-historical Jesus

Disorganized religion

Disorganized religion

By Janie B. Cheaney

In America, the institutional church has become the counterculture

Culture

Swing and miss

Swing and miss

By Megan Basham

Movies | Lazy plot devices keep new Kevin Costner film from reaching its potential

Life of danger

Life of danger

By Sam Thielman

Movies | Man on Wire captures a heartbreaking obsession

Musical mess

Musical mess

By Arsenio Orteza

Movies | Everyone and everything suffers in Mamma Mia!

Split decision

Split decision

By Meghan Keane

Movies | Film explores racially exclusive festivals in Alabama

Non-treadmill oldies

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Catching up on some classics

Notable books

By Ma Jian and Flora Drew, Charles N. Li, Nicole Mones & Phil Wong

Notable Books | Four books about China reviewed by Susan Olasky

Drug of choice

Drug of choice

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Theodore Dalrymple flips conventional assumptions about heroin addiction

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