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The War on Poverty at 50

How Far Have We Come, and Where Are We Going? (A Conference Report) The following is a guest post by Merlin Chowkwanyun that originally appeared at the excellent Tropics of Meta, a blog that sells itself as “historiography for the masses.”One goal of studying the past is not to be trapped by history but to transcend it. – Historian Michael B. Katz (1939-2014)Last week, the University of Pennsylvania hosted “The War on Poverty at 50: Its History and Legacy.” Your correspondent (Merlin) spoke at the event while furiously taking notes during all the panels to produce the write-up Read more