The US may not be ready for change
Posted: 24 Sep 2008 @ 00:00
Does the Republican surge show a need for reassurance, asks Bill Countryman
WHEN FACED with important challenges, human communities seem to vacillate between the poles of rethinking and entrenchment. Have conditions changed so much that we must rethink familiar assumptions? Or is it better to dig in and continue doing the same things ever more insistently?
Effective solutions, in the long run, usually turn out to contain elements of both rethinking and continuity. But, being human, our first response is usually to dig ourselves in deeper. ...
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