The American Century Is Over—Good Riddance – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Posted: February 21, 2012 in World

The American Century Is Over—Good Riddance – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dr. Bacevich talks of an American Century that, if it ever existed,  has now passed with the evolving global crises. “Strategy is actually a fraud perpetrated by those who covet power and are intent on concealing from the plain folk the fact that the people in charge are flying blind. With only occasional exceptions, the craft of strategy was a blight on the American Century.”

In my opinion, most of the elected members of our governing system lack the ability to hold in mind opinions and ideas other than their own, and thus, are incapable of productive civil discourse. Until or unless we can reboot our own democracy and focus it on the looming crises of our day, we have nothing of value to teach other nations. We cannot be a force for world good until we can come together as a people with multiple interests but a common respect for each other.

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