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November 08, 2007

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Tom Brokaw's new history book, Boom!: Voices of the Sixties: Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today, is a 700-page tome on how the 60's affected our lives today. And it completely ignores us in our movements' most formative time period. Definitely ... [Read More]

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Puddy Katz

I won't buy it then.
I am not surprised.

Bo

The most valuable thing stolen from a people is their history, their story. If you don't know your story you can be told anything about yourself. No grounding, no growth.

History is always the story told by the winners. I wish Brokaw could live up to his own hype as a newsman, but instead he's a corporate media hack. I wish I could say I was surprised, but I'm not. This is why we must support our own media, our own institutions. To continue to expect the "straight story" from straight people when it comes to queer folk is the definition of insane.

D

I am surprised with Brokaw! I think we can and should expect straight folks to provide the straight queer story--or at least to really try. You don't have to have been hung to write about lynching. Come on Tom, as a good ole South Dakota boy you can do better.

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