Award winning public policy scholar and anthropologist Janine Wedel has written a most brilliant book which gives us a framework to begin discussing the reasons for the decline of the United States. This is one of the most fascinating and enlightening books I have ever read. Most of us know our country is in trouble yet we can’t really put our finger on what the core issue is. The solution will be very complicated. I believe the key is for people in this country to understand what is happening and have the ability to identify those who are engaging in this shadowy shape-shifting she describes. Once we can identify them we must stop electing them to office and figure out how to regulate their activity. If we want to save our democracy (after being wrongfully imprisoned I guess I really should say get it back) we have to as citizens educate ourselves and put a stop to those who violate our trust and use us for their own profit and agenda. This is perfect timing for this information, we have all seen that our healthcare reform was used as a means for grand opportunity as we were all being told it was for our benefit and many have had their eyes opened. It will take me a while to finish reading it because I am constantly taking notes and I read more than one book at a time.

Professor Wedel was clearly nervous at times while speaking, especially in the last video. She does some stuttering and repeating, but these videos are very much worth listening to.

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