As the first decade of the 21st Century draws to a close, Time has taken a look back and concluded that it is the "worst decade ever":
Bookended by 9/11 at the start and a financial wipeout at the end, the first 10 years of this century will very likely go down as the most dispiriting and disillusioning decade Americans have lived through in the post-World War II era.
We're still weeks away from the end of '09, but it's not too early to pass judgment. Call it the Decade from Hell, or the Reckoning, or the Decade of Broken Dreams, or the Lost Decade. Call it whatever you want -- just give thanks that it is nearly over.
The magazine also posted this video to their cover story online. It shows the baby on the cover of crying as confetti floats to the ground.