Time Essay: Did America Shoot Wallace?

NO sooner had the bullets from Arthur Bremer's pistol found their mark in George Wallace than another kind of withering fire was directed at the U.S. Declared New York Mayor John Lindsay: "The insane attack upon George Wallace is yet another terrible and inevitable example of the violence of our nation. From the needless neglect of our most pressing national needs, we have reaped a harvest of division, despair and death." In his New York Times column, Tom Wicker searched for an explanation of the assassinations among "violent western movies, the organized violence...

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