We live in disconcerting times. We know that our national politics have gotten out of kilter, but when voting we apparently look for ways to make them worse. Our economy's in turmoil, but our alleged economic leaders (a/k/a the rich) seem committed to making it a total disaster. Culturally, we're blessed with more and better assets than almost any other nation, yet seemingly hell-bent on overlooking, squandering, or destroying them. We're at the best of times and the worst of times, facing, in a new century and a new millennium, the end not only of our hegemony, but of a whole... More >>>