A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency
After the September 11 attacks, George W. Bush said that he would rally the world in a war against terrorism. Six years later, the U.S. president finds himself increasingly isolated. America is viewed unfavorably abroad, and the president’s standing with the American electorate has faltered. How did this happen? In a new book, constitutional attorney Glenn Greenwald argues that Bush’s “good versus evil” governing philosophy has led to innumerable problems—from the military debacle in Iraq to heightened tensions with Iran and ill-advised and illegal executive actions here at home. Instead of trying to limit government, the Bush administration has expanded it to suppress perceived evils and to impose perceptions of the good. Join us for a discussion of the historical legacy of the Bush presidency.