I have stated this many times ... we do NOT live in a NEW era ... we simply repeat the past ... and we seem to NOT LEARN as we are TOO busy WORRYING about ourselves SOLELY (and smartphones and plasma TVs) and not enough about AM I TREATING MY NEIGHBORS AS I WOULD BE TREATED ,,,,
The father of modern political science put it well ...
"And it happens with this as the physicians say of
consumption, that in the beginning of the illness
it is easy to cure and difficult to recognize, but
in the progress of time, when it has not been
recognized and treated in the beginning, it becomes
easy to recognize and difficult to cure."
-- N. Machiavelli from 'The Prince' (c. 1513 AD)