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Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Age of Great Expectations and the Great Void History After “the End of History” By Andrew J. Bacevich

The Age of Great Expectations and the Great Void
History After “the End of History”
By Andrew J. Bacevich
The fall of the Berlin Wall in October 1989 abruptly ended one historical era and inaugurated another. So, too, did the outcome of last year’s U.S. presidential election. What are we to make of the interval between those two watershed moments? Answering that question is essential to understanding how Donald Trump became president and where his ascendency leaves us.
Hardly had this period commenced before observers fell into the habit of referring to it as the “post-Cold War” era. Now that it’s over, a more descriptive name might be in order.  My suggestion: America’s Age of Great Expectations.
Click here to read more of this dispatch.
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176228/tomgram%3A_andrew_bacevich%2C_how_we_got_here/#more

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