Will the failings of “The Great Society” also be the undoing of “A More Perfect Nation”?

“Obama finds himself in a similar position to that of Lyndon Johnson, slipping in public esteem and at the helm of two unpopular wars, one that in recent days has regained the moniker ‘Obama’s Vietnam.’ If these parallels continue, the 2012 presidential election may be a far tougher campaign than expected, despite Obama’s legislative accomplishments.”

The Post-American Century

While I did not fully appreciate the statement at the time, I believe Hunter S. Thompson may well have been right when claiming that the 21st century is “the post-American century” in Kingdom of Fear. As James Carroll points out in his article “The Pentagon Prayer Fight,” a source I cited in my previous post, many … Continue reading