How might one account for this odd and possibly unprecedented fusion of open lawlessness, pro-government sentiment, and mainstream acceptance
How to explain a cultural climate that turns convicted rapists into saints?
Some might argue that America has always had a fascination with outlaws. Still, I don’t remember Billy the Kid being invited to any of James Garfield’s presidential barbecues. Nor do I recall Bonnie and Clyde working with Herbert Hoover to “empower the youth.” I never saw John Dillinger hosting $40,000-a-plate fundraising dinners for FDR.