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A Decade Looking Back
Slate ^ | May 18 2010 | William Saletan

Posted on 06/03/2010 11:24:25 AM PDT by worst-case scenario

How will we remember the 2000s? What were the high and low points? Who were the heroes and villains? Already, our impressions and perspectives have changed. Foreign affairs, an afterthought in 2000, exploded in 2001 and dominated the decade until the economic collapse of 2008. The war in Iraq looked good in 2003, then bad in 2006, then better again in 2008.

To find out how our perceptions have evolved, we'd like your help with a short interactive experiment. We've selected some notable political moments from the last decade, going back to 1999. We'd like to show you four of them (the exact assortment will vary from person to person) and ask how you felt about them at the time and how you look at them today. Your answers will be anonymous unless you tell us otherwise. To begin the experiment, click the link below.

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TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: memories; past; politics
Really fascinating little quiz on how accurate your memories of actual political events is! Lots of fun - test yourself. How accurate are your memories?
1 posted on 06/03/2010 11:24:25 AM PDT by worst-case scenario
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To: worst-case scenario

High Point: W’s Speech to Congress defining clarity on the War of Terror.
Low Point: 2008 Election Cycle


2 posted on 06/03/2010 11:31:29 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Did you go to the link? It shows you four political events, and asks if you remember them. Three are real, one is fake.


3 posted on 06/03/2010 11:37:17 AM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: worst-case scenario

I got it right, largely thanks to Free Republic.


4 posted on 06/03/2010 12:35:23 PM PDT by Wicket (God bless and protect our troops and God bless America)
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To: Wicket

Wasn’t it fun? The articles that accompany that test are very informative, especially about how false memories are implanted.


5 posted on 06/03/2010 5:07:44 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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