Viewpoint: David Brooks
From The New York Times: “Americans have lost faith in the idea that American political and military institutions...
“Americans have lost faith in the idea that American political and military institutions can do much to shape the world. There has been surprisingly little outcry against the proposed defense cuts, which would reduce the size of the U.S. Army to its lowest levels since 1940. That’s because people are no longer sure military might gets you very much. In an age of global markets and global media, the power of the state and the tank, it is thought, can pale before the power of the swarms of individuals, flowing along the arteries of the Internet. Political leaders are not at the forefront of history; real power is in the swarm.”
David Brooks in The New York Times