Does America adapt by crisis or consensus? Do we spontaneously change because we see we must, or must we be coerced by events that leave us no choice?
— “The Good Life and Its Discontents: The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement”
WASHINGTON — That’s what I wrote more than 20 years ago. Americans would solve their most pressing problems through either consensus or crisis.
We would debate the country’s controversial issues until we reached agreements that, though not fully satisfying to everyone, would enjoy grudging majority support. If consensus failed, we would wait for some crisis –… …read more
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