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By Mihai Nadin

ISBN-10: 1490525653

ISBN-13: 9781490525655

After WWII, the area entered a part of maximum dynamics. the united states outpaced all different nations. greater than 50 years later, it now not has the unconventional esprit that led to its hegemony. nonetheless, the USA of the data revolution continues to be the world’s simply superpower. yet because the necessity of switch, expressed in various systemic crises, sped up, the united states fell into styles of reactive politics just like those who ended in the downfall of the Soviet Union. trained extra by way of the earlier upon which smooth the USA used to be erected, at the present time the united states is now in a reactionary mode, frequently opposed to commitment to her personal welfare, freedom, and chance.
Taking the rewards of swap without any consideration, american citizens don't understand—as the Soviets didn't understand—what switch involves. observing into the rear-view reflect (of faith, historical past, politics, economic system) within the desire of seeing the place swap may perhaps take them, they get the appearance that they're within the driver’s seat. within the so much individualistic society on the earth, the person is topic to revolutionary disempowerment. The stupidity of dwelling a lifetime of fake expectancies and skewed values is outstanding for a society emphasizing info and data. including entitlement, corruption, and opportunistic engineering of fact, stupidity is the result of complicated chance with systemic risk.
•Stupidity corresponds to dumbing-down around the social spectrum. Human personality and power are actively eroded regardless of awesome growth in know-how and technological know-how. Values are twisted, confusion is cultivated, self-delusion informs offerings.
•Entitlement is excessive on the extremes of the social continuum. the rich and strong shape an aristocracy that believes that cash, privilege, the simplest of every little thing is theirs through correct. The terrible, frequently the recipients of social welfare, internalize as an everlasting correct transitority relief meant to aid conquer problems. among the extremes, the social continuum is dotted with quite a few entitlements in schooling (as insufficient because it is), enterprise (focused on revenue and consumption), and monetary innovation (entrusted to speculators). the ideal to leisure arches over society, contributing to its elevated mediocrity.
•Corruption displays the truth that the United States used to be based no longer as a country yet as an financial system. This interprets into 1) a central authority in servitude to the economic climate; and a pair of) a client profile with out civic measurement. lacking is the feel of accountability with no which freedom is incomprehensible.
•Engineering fact describes the method in which realities are conceived and produced in response to comfort and opportunistic predicaments. objectives (the correct to hold hands, a home for everybody, loose contraceptives, etc.) sanctify the potential. frequently, theories create “realities.” “Truths” (such as attainable threats) are developed to slot preconceived plans (e.g. wars).

The united states used to be based in a global extra just like the first century than the twenty first, and the Constitution—its working manual—reflects this truth. A “second American Revolution”— now not of pitchforks, yet of principles—means a moment conference, this time consultant of the entire humans, not just the few who referred to as themselves “We the People.” Its aim will be to supply a origin for all times and paintings below situations of quickly switch. In an built-in international of possibilities and dangers linked to the worldwide info age, americans must struggle their very own stupidity, rather than scuffling with the area they rely on for holding their prosperity. below situations of speedy cycles of discovery and innovation, freedom and chance outcome from trained engagement, now not from indulgence on the cost of the remainder of humankind. the method of remaking the USA also will remake americans, as dependable voters of the realm. Addressing sustainability isn't the same as being addicted shoppers waiting for extra prosperity at irrespective of whose expense.

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