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The War on Poverty at 50: How Far Have We Come, and Where Are We Going? (A Conference Report)

One goal of studying the past is not to be trapped by history but to transcend it.

– Historian Michael B. Katz (1939-2014)

ToM regularly covers disciplinary conferences.

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sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

Merlin Chowkwanyun from the Tropics of Meta has a report from "The War on Poverty at 50: Its History and Legacy" conference at the University of Pennsylvania. Chowkwanyun's post provides an extensive look at several of the conference panels. The post also discusses Michael Katz's legacy on the study of poverty and social programs.

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Phineas Fahrquar reblogged this on Public Secrets and commented:

We fought the War on Poverty, and poverty and its allies in the bureaucracy won.

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