The ‘Moral Equivalent of War’ Turned on Americans

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From Epoch Times:
Commentary The death on Monday at the age of 93 of Walter Mondale—who may go down in history as the last honest Democratic politician (or the last but one, after his old boss, Jimmy Carter)—has taken me for a walk down memory lane: specifically to “the moral equivalent of war.” Remember that? Also known by the acronym of MEOW, it was the hapless Mr, Carter’s attempt, via an idea borrowed from the psychologist William James, to unify and rally the nation on behalf of—what was it again? Oh, right. “The energy crisis.” Boy, doesn’t that take you back? It seems that, in 1977, we were importing most of our oil from more or less hostile Middle Eastern countries that had formed themselves into a cartel (known as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries or OPEC) to drive up the price of oil to unprecedented levels, thus crippling our economy, which …
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