Will Enron Have Greater Impact than September 11?

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In a State of the Union address devoted to war, President Bush never mentioned Enron. In his wartime deficit budget, he reminded us of how much has changed since September 11. The attack by international terrorists and the bankruptcy may become the country's biggest business scandal have both shaken public confidence and sparked bipartisan unity. But which will be a greater turning point for US society? We speak with economist Paul Krugman, New York Times columnists, former White House lawyer John Dean, and foreign policy expert Walter Russel Mead about the two big turning points that have changed the way America looks at itself. (Originally broadcast on February 5, 2002 on To the Point.)

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Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton