As we watch the formerly magnificent United States of America slide, inexorably, into decline, we wonder if this destruction from within, as rapid and lethal as it has been, could be corrected. Too many say no, it has never been done and never can be done.
They would be wrong.
The time was 1946, and the place was Athens, Tennessee. The American GI’s, who had spent years fighting against Hitler’s Germany and the Japanese Empire, and survived, started coming home to the sleepy little Southern town, population 7,600 people, they knew and loved.
They received a nasty surprise.