Fouad Ajami has one of the keenest insights into the American character of any writer today. Please take the time to read this eloquent and positive view of America's recovery. From his article today, Obama's Summer of Discontent, he concludes:
Those protesters in those town-hall meetings have served notice that Mr. Obama's charismatic moment has passed. Once again, the belief in that American exception that set this nation apart from other lands is re-emerging. Health care is the tip of the iceberg. Beneath it is an unease with the way the verdict of the 2008 election was read by those who prevailed. It shall be seen whether the man swept into office in the moment of national panic will adjust to the nation's recovery of its self-confidence.