American conservative authorand commentator. He founded the political magazine National Reviewin 1955, which had a major impact in stimulating the conservative movement.The founder and editor of National Review, host of Firing Line (TV show on public affairs), author of more than 50 books, and widely syndicated columnist, who devoted many of his speeches to the Cold War struggle between Soviet communism and the West.He kept a lot of people/the public informed. National Review was a source of Conservative opinion since 1955.Roe v. Wade case- extended women’s right to have an abortion 1973Students for a Democratic Society and the Port Huron Statementagain goal was to address domestic problems, not foreign affairs; organization of the new leftadvocated democracy, voting equalitySexual Revolution of 1960sSee Feminine Mystiquemarketing of birth control made possible what “free lovers” had long demanded- the separation of sex from procreation; central to the “second wave” of feminism Became Political Questions- sexual relations, obligations of marriage, standards of beauty1969 - repealed law banning abortions oSee Roe v. WadeNew Leftfocus on the issues of home, civil right movement etc. Domestic policy is more importantthan foreign policy, whereas Old Left wanted a focus on foreign policy.against conformityMade up of white, native-born college students who were democrats.Silent Spring-Rachel Carson made known the effects of DDT—kills animals and causes sickness among humans-launched the modern environmental movement—Sierra Club membership tripled-environmental legislations increased: ex) Earth Day, Clean Air and Clean Water ActsMarch on Washington, 1963-high point of the nonviolent civil rights movement-goals: passage of a civil rights bill; public-works program to reduce unemployment; increase in minimum wage; law barring discrimination in employment-MLK “I have a dream”-blacks had more hope for justice from national power than from local governments or civic institutions Cuban Missile CrisisCuban leader Fidel Castro was a communist. In order to protect central/latin america from communism, JFK decided it was a good idea to assassinate Fidel Castro. After a complete failure in the Bays of Pigs invasion, JFK not only lost a lot of good men, but he also pissed off Fidel Castro (he obviously now knows that US is trying to kill him). This led Castro to get support from the USSR, which the USSR happily offered, because they thought it was a benefit to have an ally so close to the US. So now USSR has set up a bunch of nuclear missiles in Cuba, which is less than 100 miles from Florida coasts.