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4162008 - 4/16/2008 "It Don't Worry Me": Robert...

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Satirical rebuke both to disney's reassuring magic kindom and the promise of "woodstock nation" What's relation of pop arts to our civic life, whats nature of modern citizenship and belonging Film about confusion/blurring of lines between entertainment and politics High US casualties in Vietnam, lingering trauma due to ptsd of veterans "It Don't Worry Me": Robert Altman's Satire of Bicentennial Dystopian reply to Disney's American Utopia 1. Nashville (1975) and the Debate over Commercial Arts and Implications for Democracy The Vietnam Debacle. A. The Watergate Scandals, 1972-1974 B. Problem of Credibility in a Nuclear Age: Statecraft vs. Stagecraft . Jonathan Schell, The Time of Illusion (1976): John Kennedy -- Nov. 1963 Martin Luther King--April 1968 Robert Kennedy--June 1968 Manson murders -- summer, 1969 George Wallace--wounded 1972 Gerald Ford--two attempts by assassins C. Rise of Political Assassinations and Random Violence
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