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Defining a Decade

The lines in the sand are not yet redrawn.

Sep 20, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 01 • By JAMES BOWMAN
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In Living in the Eighties, however, the battle lines are drawn with the firmness of today’s most vehement partisans. As a result, one’s final impression from this collection amounts to nothing more than that some people think one way, others another. This latest draft of history is little more enlightening than the first.

James Bowman, resident scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is the author of Honor: A History and Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture. 

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