Where have all the war protesters gone?

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July 18, 2011
by Todd Gitlin  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"The movement's drawing power was limited from the start, and then, once the war was on in earnest, it felt -- realistically -- that it had run smack against the brick wall of George Bush's manic pigheadedness. Demonstrators are unlikely to invest their energies in what look from the start like very lost causes. And the demonstrations also tailed off because the mainstream media didn't pay attention -- refused to pay attention. The story line they were promoting was: America kicks ass, new era begins!" (07/17/11)


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