Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Goodbye to Bush: an attempt at an assessment

President George W. Bush has repeatedly suggested that only History can judge him. The idea that history is univocal, unchanging, and belongs to a far future that won't give any credence to his critics is difficult to support, but so are many of the ideas that guided and sustained this administration -- an administration which will soon belong to the past. The president who will give his name to this era has certainly left a mark on our time, but how do we read that mark?