The Rise of the Rest

Fareed Zakaria has a lengthy but worthwhile article in Newsweek that dissects the current American malaise in terms of the perceptions of a changing world that drive it, and shows that many of those perceptions are flawed at best. According to various polls 81% of the U.S. population believes the country is headed in the wrong direction. This piece is a good antidote to the drumbeat of gloom from media and political elites that have a vested interest in dissatisfaction.

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