Professor Marsha Barrett, an expert on the political and social history of the US during the 20th century, was recently interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered. The NPR piece asked if our current political and social climate is a mirror of 1968. Barrett told NPR "it makes sense that people are looking for historical examples to understand what's happening now. But 1968, may not be the best one to use. Maybe making a comparison helps you to make it clear why this moment is different or what was unique about that past moment in time. But I think there's too many factors that have changed between now and 1968 [for us to] really look to 1968 to help us understand what's going to happen next."

Read the full piece here.