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Are you more or less optimistic about America and the world than you were in 2005?

For our tenth anniversary, we asked some of the BhTV’s oldest friends to reflect on the past decade. In this montage: George Johnson, Michelle Goldberg, Glenn Loury, Bill Scher, Matt Lewis, Heather Hurlburt, Robert Farley, David Corn, John Horgan, David Frum, Sarah Posner, Matthew Yglesias, Ann Althouse, John McWhorter, Andrew Sullivan, and Megan McArdle.

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10th Anniversary | Jan 16, 2016 | Are you more or less optimistic about America and the world than you were in 2005?

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