Very well written and very accurate. The collapse of the American Experiment should not be seen as a tragedy but as a lesson from which to learn. That is clearly stated here. This lesson, the failure to support universal, moral standards, is even more significant now as we leave behind the old systems of economy and government.
In the new economy of sustainability and intellectual value the foundation is and will be the expanded universal standards. As we face the greatest challenge of surviving and then rebalancing our climate the consistent support for universal moral standards will allow the free flow of populations in response to natural disaster. That will be critical. We are already beginning to see this and it will escalate in coming years.