First let me say this.
I was in group therapy for quite a few years. Not some nicey happy joy
joy mind you, this was a therapy based on unvarnished, in your face,
harsh reality. It had to be. For this particular center dealt with late
stage substance abuse, alcoholism and eating disorders. They ripped the
rose colored glasses off of your face, threw them on the floor and
proceeded to stomp them in to bits. And if you continued to come in with
a new pair, you had the same thing done.
This is a diary concerning the review of a book or rather, three books, written by historian Morris Berman done recently in Truth Out. The books themselves are a must read.
The Twilight of American Culture, Dark Ages America and now finally Why America Failed. Berman's website gives a good look at each as well. Rather than go into detail like I did on another blog, I think including here the video of a talk he did on each last year, would be better than anything I could do. But be advised, like the group therapy I was through - he pulls no punches. He tells the truth about this country in a very forth right manner where there are no subjects, groups or areas that are sacrosanct.