Is This The End of the American Century?
Friday, November 18, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016
These are unsettling times.
Lately we have been witness to a continuing carnival of a presidential
election, a series of horrific terrorist attacks and massacres both here and
abroad, plus the British Brexit vote. People here, and in other countries, are
unsettled and uncertain. Indeed, the
world is unsettled and uncertain. In
this country, the appeal of Donald Trump is baffling in many ways, but it is
also understandable, given the wrenching changes underway in people's lives,
and in the world, and the fear and uncertainty that this occasions. This kind
of disruption, fear and uncertainty often leads people to seek simple
solutions, scapegoats and demagogues.