“Historians will tell you history does not repeat itself. There are unique circumstances in every context,” says Kurt Graham, director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence. “And so while there can be some instructive examples and some interesting parallels that come out of an election like 1948, we are not experiencing a rehash of the 1948 election.” He recently discussed how the 1948 campaign relates to this year’s tumultuous race.
“Historians will tell you history does not repeat itself. There are unique circumstances in every context,” says Kurt Graham, director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence. “And so while there can be some instructive examples and some interesting parallels that come out of an election like 1948, we are not experiencing a rehash of the 1948 election.” He recently discussed how the 1948 campaign relates to this year’s tumultuous race. Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com
“Historians will tell you history does not repeat itself. There are unique circumstances in every context,” says Kurt Graham, director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence. “And so while there can be some instructive examples and some interesting parallels that come out of an election like 1948, we are not experiencing a rehash of the 1948 election.” He recently discussed how the 1948 campaign relates to this year’s tumultuous race. Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com

Truman Library recalls politics from a gentler time: 1948 Truman vs. Dewey

October 14, 2016 7:00 AM