Here we are 33 years later, and . . . the economy is a mess, an election year is heating up, a liberal president is once again complaining about high gas prices beyond his control while promising a massive alternative-energy program; while seeking to mitigate radical Islamic anger through apology and to ease America into a new, less exceptional world role, as Iran threatens to destabilize the Persian Gulf, Russia seems increasingly bellicose, and Israel senses a U.S. tilt away from it.
All that is missing is the cardigan sweater, and another warning that “We’ve learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose.”