The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.True power resides not in the anvil but in the hand. It is the capacity to formulate political strategy to allow maximum future flexibility that separates great nations from lesser ones.
President Obama, uninformed punditry aside, has defined the analytical framework of the next generation. "The question we ask today is not whether our Government is too big or too small, but whether it works; whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end."
Rancid politicization has obscured the imperial vista. However, the establishment charged with educating our leaders and running this country has outlined where we need to go next. As Alan Greenspan correctly observed, we are in an age of turbulence which precedes creation or death.