Decades matter. Think about the 1950's versus the 1960's, for instance. That's how different one decade can be from another. Let's put the past behind us and think about how we'd like the next decade to be.
With murmurs of impending intifada from Iran to Silwan, it's only natural to rummage the entrails of the year just past, for the kinds of peace signs and war drums that could foretell the year just beginning.