The World: SOME MOYNIHANISMS

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POST-VIET NAM. Nations lose wars, and there are almost always consequences that are not so much political as social.

[In the U.S.] the elites found themselves assaulted from within. Not to put too fine a point on it, their children would not fight in their war. Before it was over, the ROTC building at Harvard had been converted into a day-care center. Worse, a singularly derelict day-care center. . . as if fecundity itself had been discredited and shame was everywhere. Time heals such hurts.

GUILT. The Marxist argument has a superior capacity to induce guilt, and [America's...

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