1968. What a year! Who among us doesn't remember the drama of the Prague Spring, the confrontations at the Mexico City Olympics, and the tragedies of the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr? There were protests not only in the streets of Paris, but all over the United States against the Vietnam War and the disastrous Tet Offensive. Politics came to the forefront with the Democratic Convention right here in Chicago and events in both parties that led up to the election of Richard Nixon that Fall. Throw in the Black Power Movement, shocking movies such as The Graduate and the then scandalous Hair opening on Broadway, and the year was tumultuous in many respects. Using Mark Kurlansky's 1968: The Year That Rocked the World (Random House Paperbacks, 2005) as our starting point, we will look at events as they happened in 1968 and then fast-forward to today, fifty years later, and see how things have changed or haven't changed, what hopes have come to fruition and what hopes have been dashed. Join us for this look back at how we saw the world in 1968 and how we see it today.