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America's Frightening Bush Amnesia

Former Presidents George W. Bush listen to an introduction at the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program Launch, Monday, Se
Former Presidents George W. Bush listen to an introduction at the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program Launch, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at The Newseum in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Bemoaning the political climate that enabled George W. Bush’s flagrant constitutional abuses and foreign quagmires, Gore Vidal famously dubbed the country of which he fancied himself the official biographer “the United States of Amnesia.”

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