The baby boom generation which started with so much promise when it came of age in the 1960s has ended up a colossal failure. It has turned America into a bloody imperial hegemon [abroad] and a bankrupt Spy State at home where financialization and the 1% thrive, half the populations lives off the state and real main street prosperity has virtually disappeared from the land. Quite a deplorable legacy, that. And all the while Hillary has been our class president. God help the world if she becomes our nation’s President. She has betrayed all that was right about the baby boomers in the 1960s; and has embraced all the wrong they did during their subsequent years in power.
And that "nationalism" had anything to with the "the deadly cycle of war that had started a half-century earlier in the bloody trenches of northern France" is equally silly. Nationalism is a simple preference for one's own land, people, laws, customs, and culture. It no more "inexorably" gives rise to a desire for world conquest than that it is inexorable that a surgeon will spontaneously turn into an axe murderer. Pre-Obamacare anyway.
Moreover, the Soviets still held onto American POWs from WWII and Korea and either executed them or worked them to death, not to mention they shot down our planes over international waters and imprisoned the crews. MAJ Arthur D. Nicholson Jr. was shot down like a dog while acting as an official observer in East Germany which I will never forget. His NCO was prevented from attending to him and no medical aid was offered or summoned.
Off the pigs, maaan!
Stockman doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. The Soviets were constrained but they were still active and murderous in what they did to oppose us. What seems clear to Stockman in hindsight – Soviet decrepitude – wasn't appreciated at the time, no one in the entire government having predicted the Soviet collapse when it came, as I recall.
One of these days maybe they'll send us Lee Harvey's real KGB file.
Facing down the Soviets and accelerating their demise was one of the finest things that Reagan did, though many of like mind preceded him and made their own contribution. The Reagan military buildup was a righteous effort.
C+ for Stockman for not noticing that the Constitution has been trashed, that we've been invaded by the third world, and that we've been in a 30-year race war in which whites haven't been doing much fighting.
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, what the Boomers have given us is imperfectly but aptly described by the 118 words above. We aren't in Kansas anymore where the direction of the country is concerned. There are some delusional or treasonous people at work in our midst and what they are doing has nothing to do with any kind of misjudgment or failure of the intelligence community.
Something has gone very wrong and we are badly in need of a serious Trumping.
 "Hillary Clinton: Class President Of A Failed Generation." By David Stockman, 4/13/15.
H/t: American Freedom Union.