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11/30/2011 08:14 am ET

Will 2012 Be A Replay Of 1968?

Conventional wisdom guru John Heileman suggested yesterday in New York magazine that the next phase of the Occupy Wall Street movement might be "about, in effect, transforming 2012 into 1968 redux." Although Heileman found, depressingly, that many of the young activists were "surprised" when he pointed out that "the demonstrations in Chicago in 1968 occurred at the Democratic, not Republican, convention, and helped to shatter [Democratic presidential candidate Hubert] Humphrey's base," their ignorance of the possible consequences of their course does not lessen the seriousness of the threat they pose. If 2012 is another 1968, President Obama is in trouble.

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