To speak the truth: that is the most urgent item on the next president’s agenda. We have been lied to, systematically and patronizingly, ever since the Gulf of Tonkin incident, deceived, manipulated, flattered and lulled by
illusions. Call it glasnost, or truth in politicking: one way or another, the great challenge of the next century will be to reintroduce reality into our political rhetoric.
That is a weighty agenda: a revision of the great illusion into which the Americ...
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