Republican . . . Democrat . . . Liberal . . . Conservative . . . irregardless of political leaning, a nostalgia for the American Age of Consensus, the 1950s, is sweeping the nation. Republicans recognize the no-holds-barred political style of their elected leaders as reminiscent of the pre-Vietnam hard-liners of the Eisenhower era. Democrats see that many of the social problems of the 1950s, which led to such widespread rebellion amongst young liberals, are gone or on the mend. Without anything to protest they long for the virtues characterized by a decade of conformist stability. Mark Schmidtt''s article is a great read on a very original topic. His unique thesis is masterfully supported with solid fact and wonderful quotations from people of many eras.