IMPERMANENCE RULES THE UNIVERSE.
THOSE WHO RESIST CHANGE RESIST REALITY AND LIFE ITSELF.
In part, Barack Obama’s driving theme of change in the election of 2008 was a tactical gambit—a recognition that voters had run out of patience with two wars, a sagging economy, and the partisan bickering of conventional politics. But the change he offered went deeper than a mere ploy.
As so often promised by candidates, change is a tired cliché, six dead letters. Obama’s triumph was to persuade the voters that he could bring a whole new kind of politics and government. He was appealing to the universal human yearning for growth, improvement, and a better future. And while his success was due largely to his cool, presidential ...