Not much time to blog today, so I give the Bookwormroom readers a challenge. As a child of the 60’s I remember (barely) when Americans were optimistic. Most Americans of the 1950s believed the “march of progress” was a very real thing. The world was constantly improving and America was leading the charge into a bright future.
While my generation, the children of the 60’s, started out hopelessly and naively optimistic, we quickly bumped our noses up against the real world. Most of us ended up cynical and disheartened. The Vietnam War killed off American optimism, perhaps for all time.
Thus, my challenge. Do any of the Bookwormroom readers believe that America’s best days are still ahead of her? Can anyone make a convincing case that America will emerge from all of the present day problems stronger and better than ever and march into a bright future in which our children and grandchildren will be happy and healthy and the world will be a better place than it is today?
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