If American society of today is compared to that seems like the halcyon days of the field of dreams which were the “morning in America” Reagan years it would be like comparing not two ages but two planets.
Yes, of course not everything was perfect under President Reagan, things never are, but a glance at the electoral map after the 1984 election is as good an indicator as any of the mood of the American people.
The society that America was under Reagan continued, more less through the Bush Snr./Clinton years and G.W. Bush’s first term and ended, abruptly, with the aftermath of the invasion of Iraq. What was unleashed, as the death and destruction and the mistrust ensuing from the lack of any probity on “weapons of mass destruction’ and the collapse of Iraq into a sectarian war was the death of a golden age.
That the economy collapsed…
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