“Ultimately, the idea that the United States can stand aside from global developments is as illusory as the notion, common among neocons and paleo-cons, that it could use military force to reshape the world to its design. With demons on the rise, our shrunken world needs the United States, however tattered its image, to stand up for the values and norms it claims to represent.”—John Cassidy on the problem with Americans tuning out the chaos overseas: http://nyr.kr/1A6hIUG (via newyorker)
And indeed there are massive problems on the rise and hollowing out the world we live in, the American world. Time to look inward and build an exemplary society and economy without the need to leave the poor and disadvantaged people behind. With a thriving middle class at the expense of both, upper and lower classes.
Then lead by a shining example, not by shiny weaponry!