1648. Our leaders are not ready

Listening to the debates and reading the press one has to conclude that  our leaders are not ready for the challenges of climate, population, migration, and resource wars, and they are not ready to lead a democratically trending governance in the context of a republic.

They are too busy. Too pushed. No time for history (maybe they read a bigraphy of Hamilton or a histroy of the Civil War). Bad on science, bad on the history of law or the great questions of the meaning of life. Little understanding of economic history. Mindlessly wedded to growth at all costs. No recent reading of great literature.

Not being ready they will improvise while trying to control. Not likely to be a pretty picture.

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