“As an American historian, what do you think about the 2012 presidential election?”
I am asked this question often and I am never sure how to answer it.
Ask me in another ten or twenty years and maybe I might have an
answer. Or maybe ask another historian one-hundred years from now.
Sure, historians can place the re-election of Obama in a historical
context and compare this election to others that have occurred in the
past, but historians, in order to do their work effectively, need to
have some perspective.
With that in mind, I am not going to use my post this week to offer
some historical or religious “insights” into Barack Obama’s victory last
night. Instead, I am going publish a list of why I am glad that this
election is over:
Read the rest here.