That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back - Study Guide Chapters 15 and 16 Summary & Analysis

Thomas Friedman
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In Chapter 15, the authors discuss how there is nothing fundamentally wrong with America's political system. The problem is that it is not functioning. The country is in need of shock therapy which could come from a number of sources including: an outside enemy; global economic collapse; Mother Nature; a grassroots movement from within; or, from the top of the political system. The country must move to higher ground in its political discourse. We need political hybrids that will seek compromise and put ideology in its proper perspective. A third-party candidate for the presidency would be a way to interject a shock into the system. But the process to even get on the ballots is difficult and third party candidates rarely win elections. It takes millions to wage a serious campaign—talk that a billion dollars will be raised for Obama's re-election campaign...

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