"Of course, the war cannot bear responsibility for all our other ills. It has contributed to them by draining off resources and energies and, most of all, by blunting our sense of moral purpose. But to a large extent it has only catalyzed an awareness of more profound problems."
Richard Goodwin, speechwriter for John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson, wrote these words in 1968. They sound as prevalent today as then, yet in that tumultuous year were ignored by a divided US electorate, who ushered in even more tumult by electing this jerk: