Microsoft Network, promoting its new search engine, recently featured a demo search of “angry Americans.”
It caught my attention, because history has shown that times of economic uncertainty — as we’re currently experiencing while bogged down in two wars in the aftermath of 9/11 — can be a fertile breeding ground for extremist ideologies, as we saw in Germany during the Great Depression following a humiliating defeat in World War I.
Following are the search results.
Whether you blame it on unemployment, lost homes, health care scares or other issues: America’s psyche is showing signs of wear:
The recession: It has led to increased violence worldwide, a study found. Some Americans, meanwhile, have become riled up over issues, including:
FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — October 31, 2008
One year ago today, on the 13th day of my write-in campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, I reported that I had launched a ground assault, with campaign ads running in 25 newspapers with a combined circulation of approximately 150,000.
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