A Psychological Snapshot of America, January 1999
Published in the Brattleboro Reformer, January 15, 1999
“This is as strange a Maze, as ere men trod.” (Shakespeare, Tempest, v. i. 242)
Politicians and news commentators used the word surreal to describe the recent House impeachment proceedings. Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals all used this same word. One commentator said the hearings reminded him of a bad Hollywood script. This was his way of describing surreal feelings.