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That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 14: They Just Didn't Get the Word Summary

Thomas Friedman
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Chapter 14: They Just Didn't Get the Word Summary and Analysis

America is not a hopeless cause. There is still reason for hope and there are still people who want to invent the next best thing. Millions of people around the world want to become a part of our nation. And in our society, teachers and inventors to soldiers and small business owners are "just too dumb" to give up the dream. They didn't get the message that it was all over. College drop-outs Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, against all odds, created the biggest countries in the world.There are Indian citizens who graduated from Yale who are promoting the electric car around their entire country. A disproportionate number of officers on the USS Chosin are women. These women are living proof that diversity is a vital part of America's strength...

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