Has this been the ‘Decade from Hell’?

Posted Dec. 14, 2009, at 3:55 p.m.

Time magazine has dubbed the 2000-2009 years the “Decade from Hell,” because of its recessions, terrorist attacks and wars. Is this a fair assessment? Time says it has been the most disillusioning decade for Americans since World War II ended. Is this accurate?

What decade, if any, has been worse? What will the next decade hold?