With the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back | Bleader

With the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark - that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back

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Rick Perlstein finds the origins of the silent majority's backlash in the letters of Senator Paul Douglas, and suggests it started in Chicago in the 1960s. Related: the Tribune's campaign against Martin Luther King, and Paul Douglas's "Famous Bean Soup Recipe." Also: More Box 722, and Harold Henderson's cover story on Perlstein.

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