Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Department of Things Look Different Looking Backward

The CounterRevolutionary. Point taken. On the other hand, I think it is absolutely necessary to keep in mind that George W. Bush is no Franklin Delano Roosevelt. After all, there are domestic issues to consider as well.

For one thing, World War II pulled the United States *out* of the economic doldrums, whereas virtually every economist with any degree of independence these days agrees that the policies of the Bush adminstration are pushing the country into extremely dangerous territory, economically speaking.

I might also add that Laura Bush is no Eleanor Roosevelt. FDR's wife was instrumental in the writing and adopting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations, back when that institution was still in its diapers.

Of course events may yet prove me wrong, but at this point, it is hard for me to imagine that Dubya's legacy will include anything so positive.