Sixties Values and Nineties Realities
Weekend last fall, the Class of 1970 sponsored a discussion about
national politics. Six participants were asked to reflect on 30 years of
political change and to sketch the lessons of recent history. What follows is an
edited version of their encounter, moderated by Williamson Evers, 70, a
political scientist at the Hoover Institution. Participants in
the discussion were:
Martin Anderson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution,
received his Ph.D. from M.I.T. He served for four years in the White House, under
Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.
Douglas Bandow, J.D. 79, a senior fellow at the
Cato Institute and syndicated columnist, is author of Perpetuating Poverty.
He served as a special assistant to President Reagan.
Barton Bernstein, a history professor at Stanford since
1965, is the editor of The Atomic Bomb (Little, Brown, 1976), among other
books. His research focuses on the Truman administration, science and technology
policy, nuclear history, U.S. foreign policy and international crises.