Katha Pollitt on Women in 2023, Plus Christian Appy on Protest in 1969

Katha Pollitt on Women in 2023, Plus Christian Appy on Protest in 1969

On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, we review the bad news–and the good news–about American women. We’ll also talk about the Vietnam Moratorium protests.


American women in 2023: The news is bad, but it’s not all bad. Katha Pollitt is on the Start Making Sense podcast to explain.

Also: the largest anti-war demonstrations in American history were the protests in the fall of 1969—with more than 2 million people in the streets demanding, “End the war in Vietnam!” But did those demonstrations help end the war? Historian Chris Appy comments on the new documentary, The Movement and the “Madman”, out on PBS’s American Experience on March 28.

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