On 13 October 1976, Lacey Davenport, a “little old lady” the “Republicans [were] running” in a California Congressional contest, gave an informal press conference over tea at her tastefully-appointed home. A reporter asked a follow-up question to an inquiry about her relationship with her husband, Dick: “Lacey, have you ever looked at other men with … Continue reading “Is This an Ethnically-Pure Neighborhood?”: Jimmy Carter on the Campaign Trail
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“I Can’t Change the Teachings of Christ!”: Hunter Thompson, Playboy, and the Moral Ambiguities of Jimmy Carter.
This is Part II of our look at how Doonesbury covered the Carter presidency. Last time, I discussed how Garry Trudeau addressed some of the political and economic questions that faced Americans as they approached the 1976 election: between the hangovers of a final defeat in Vietnam and the resignation of Richard Nixon on the … Continue reading “I Can’t Change the Teachings of Christ!”: Hunter Thompson, Playboy, and the Moral Ambiguities of Jimmy Carter.
Doonesbury in the Carter Years. Prelude: A Nation in Crisis
(Recently, I’ve been looking at the history of underground comix in preparation for an eventual exploration of Doonesbury’s roots. I’m still working on the next instalment in that series: in the meanwhile, I want to get back into writing more directly about the strip itself, so here’s the first in what I expect to be … Continue reading Doonesbury in the Carter Years. Prelude: A Nation in Crisis