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WAR DRAINED OUR TREASURY AND MANHOOD, AS THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST
WERE BEATEN DOWN BY BULLETS, A SHIFT OCCURRED IN THE NATIONAL
CONSCIOUSNESS.

WE STAND NOW NEAR OUR 200TH BIRTHDAY AS A NATION--AFRAID
OF WHAT THE FUTURE WILL BRING AND AFRAID TO LOOK TOO CRITICALLY AT
OUR PAST, AFRAID TO ASSIGN GUILT AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR COMMON
CONDITION.

A LOOK BACKWARD SHOWS DECADES OF MOVEMENT, AGITATION AND
PROTEST WHOSE RESULTS ARE SUSPECT TODAY.

SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE TEH
BEGINNING OF THIS DECADE.

A MONSTROUS WAR SLAUGHTERED ONE YOUNG. THOSE WHO SURVIVED
THE BOMBS AND BULLETS CAME HOME TO A COUNTRY THAT YAWNED IN THEIR
FACES. NO JOBS! NO SYMPATHY! NOT EVEN A PARADE! WHAT JOHNNY CAME
MARCHING HOME TO THIS TIME... FROM DETROIT TO DUBUQUE... WAS A ROARING
RECESSION AND AN OVERHEATED, INFLATIONARY ECONOMY. AND GUESS WHO
WAS GETTING BURNED?

WATERGATE BECAME MORE THAN AN APARTMENT BUILDING TO LIVE
IN. RICHARD NIXON TURNED IT INTO A SHAMEFUL NIGHT MARE WE WERE
FORCED TO LIVE WITH. MORE THAN JUST A RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL COMPLEX
CROWDED AGAINST THE BANKS OF THE POTOMAC, WATERGATE CAME TO SYMBOLIZE
FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS THE LENGTHS TO WHICH MORONIC MORAL MIDGETS
WILL GO TO COOL THEIR POTOMAC FEVER.

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