A People's History of the United States - chapters 21-25 Summary & Analysis

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chapters 21-25 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 21, Zinn discusses the disillusionment of the population. Some refused to vote or did so with a feeling of uselessness. The distance between the people and politicians grew by leaps and bounds. The people began to turn its attention to other things, perhaps ones they could control.

Zinn covers the "fairness doctrine" of the Federal Communications Commission as well as people that attempted to act out in the shadow of the 1960s and 1970s but accomplishing little. Also covered are various presidential administrations and their foreign policies.

In Chapter 22, Zinn discusses "the existence of 'a permanent adversarial culture' in the United States." Chap. 22, p. 601

Although Democrats and Republicans seems to agree on American reform and the preservation of capitalism and military strength, the power and wealth continued to be held by a few. The actions of the government...

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