Sunday, November 14, 2010
The guy is trying to sell a book. He talks about the historical decline of the liberal institutions in USA. Since he dates the beginning of this decline to the USA entry into World War I, I am inclined to give him a lot of credibility because that is how I read history as well. BOTH of my grandfathers--who were quite unalike as men--refused to cooperate with their draft boards during WW I--one for religious reasons, the other for political ones. Hedges talks about how they shut down the magazine "An Appeal to Reason." My grandfather subscribed to that too.