The Decade of Fear

Since everyone is summing up the decade, here are my two cents:

In America, it was the decade of fear. Beginning with Y2K, punctuated by 9/11, and ending with the continuing uncertainty of economic apocalypse.

We have gone, in a matter of a decade, from the security and comfort of Pax Americana, to, at best, a weak bipolar partner whose straits are inelegantly summed up by the popular construction Chimerica.

We are polarized, insecure, and, not surprisingly, at risk.

It hasn’t been a pretty picture.

You can figure out who to blame for yourself.

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2 Responses to The Decade of Fear

  1. Wife says:

    While I agree with you in part, Nah Nope, it was also, the decade of love. For it was in this decade that we met and fell passionately in love.

  2. Matt Raft says:

    Very well put. Thanks for posting–hope to see more in 2010.

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