Many Americans, struggling in the worst economy since the Great Depression, recognize that the United States has entered into a period of economic stagnation and cultural decline.
Beginning with the rise of big government in the 1930s, as argued by former California Congressman George Radanovich, liberal progressive policies implemented with the intention of eradicating poverty from our cities and streets have bankrupted the United States and significantly expanded the size of government.
In “The New World Order is the Old World Order,” Radanovich outlines his vision for an enlightened America and underscores what the nation must do in order to win the future. Well researched and skillfully written – Radanovich outlines the four institutions that will save our crumbling society and redeem America’s decadent culture: faith, family, work, and government.
To regain our freedom, he affirms, we must first and foremost pursue a spiritual existence. Faith gives us the strength to follow our dreams and to hope that our future will be brighter than our past. Spirituality leads us on the path towards self-sacrifice, selflessness, and altruism – essential moral values that form the basis of a free society.
In his view, the family is the guiding force that shapes our character and provides the foundation necessary to be good citizens. This traditional institution, which has been at the foundation of every society since the dawn of man, fulfills our inherent yearnings for love, affection and human interaction.
Radanovich also argues that finding meaningful work is essential to happiness and leads to the creation of a stronger family. A fulfilling and steady job, while a necessity for survival, also allows citizens to give back to their country and build a more prosperous world for future generations.
Most importantly, however, he contends that the federal government should no longer be used as a safety net for generations of Americans. Instead, by reducing the role of government, we can begin to reign in spending and get our fiscal house in order.
Yet, during the 1960s – as Radanovich captures in riveting detail – the ‘Great Society’ initiatives touted by liberal Democrats systemically weakened all four of these vital institutions. America’s social problems, moreover, were not addressed using innovation or individual acts of compassion, but through the repressive manacles of the federal government. Misguided experiments in socialism and liberal progressivism – which were pervasive throughout the 20th century – led to a growing dependency on government that increased poverty and exacerbated racial tensions.
As both a startling and informative new work, this powerful book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand what happened to America during the last century and what we, as individuals, can do to resurrect the dream of our forbears and protect our republican form of government.
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