This second volume takes the reader through the agonies of World War Two, the call to America to assume global responsibilities in the rising Cold War ... and with that, the rise to greatness in the 1950s and early 1960s of "Middle America" (the American Middle Class). The narrative then turns to the effort by President Johnson and his Washington civil and military bureaucracy to bring American society to perfection - and to democratize Vietnam - resulting in both social catastrophe abroad and a very divided American society at home. The narrative then continues through the full range of American presidencies, all the way up to the present Biden Administration, as they struggle with this same dynamic of democracy at home and abroad.
It investigates closely the battle raging for the last half-century between Middle America, with its traditional Christian political, moral and spiritual foundations based on the American family and local community ... and Progressive America, comprised of an increasingly ideological press, idealistic academics, crusading Boomers, and all-powerful federal judges - these Progressives conducting some form of "democracy from above," seeking from their political citadel in Washington D.C. to rewrite America's traditionally Christian social foundations along more Secular lines.
The narrative looks closely at the need of American citizens themselves to retake the initiative and duty of maintaining their own political sovereignty ... to take action to preserve America's longstanding Christian tradition (thanks to the Puritans) of "democracy from below." And most critically, it looks at the matter of America getting back into an all-important covenant relationship with God - to once again be his "City on a Hill," his "Light to the Nations."
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Table of Contents
17. The Dictators ... and the Gathering War Clouds
18. World War Two
19. A Cold War Develops
20. Middle America Comes of Age
21. The Early 1960s: Middle America's Last Hurrah
22. The Later 1960s: The Rise of the Welfare State
23. The 1970s: America Divides Ideologically
24. The Reagan-Bush (Bush Sr.) Era
25. Clinton - And the Arrival of the Boomer Era
26. "Neo-Conservatism" under Bush Jr.
27. Obama "Changes" America
28. Into the Age of Trump
29. Biden Takes Command
30. The Lessons of History
Bibliography and Endnotes