We Americans are currently in a civilizational state historians William Strauss and Neil Howe would call the “Third Turning”: an unraveling. The so-called Left is making it happen, too, with conservatives enabling it by conserving yesterday’s liberalism and being those nice guys who finish last.
The problem with the headline unemployment rate produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is that it only counts people who aren’t working but want to work, defined as having made an effort over the past four weeks to find a job and being available to start a job.
Let’s go back to 2002 and look at what one highly credentialed person was saying as our country was preparing to wage war against Iraq. We do so because some high officials of the U.S. government seem determined to launch another conflict, this time with Iran.
In terms of language, culture, ethnicity, history, geography, America has no more natural ally across the sea than Great Britain. The unfortunate circumstances of Sir Kim’s departure do not cancel out that American interest.
A group of billionaires recently signed a letter asking for more taxes on themselves. Signed by 19 of America’s most wealthy, the letter actually asked the government to hit them harder.
“Make America great again” has become a rallying cry. But do we as a people really know what makes greatness?