October 17 was the fortieth anniversary of the oil embargo slapped on America by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). That action changed the entire geopolitical map by taking the power from the United States and giving it to the Middle East. As a result of the embargo, America slid into a serious recession.
No President in modern U. S. history has more self-consciously evoked the images of his predecessors than the incumbent, Barack Obama. When the first-term Senator in 2007 formally announced his[...]