In his latest call to arms, Philip Kotler passionately argues that democracy is under grave threat. Too much money has entered politics, and its donors, often billionaires and corporations, now hold too much influence in favor of the 1%. Meanwhile, the voting system is flawed, too few citizens are politically informed, and many don’t vote. At the same time, major political parties are unable to agree on policies, Presidents are disempowered, and the real changes needed don’t occur. Kotler confronts this gloomy outlook positively with some potential solutions, as well as an invitation for you to get involved in the democratic issues that impact your life. Please visit www.democracyindecline.com for more around the issues raised by the book.
Chapter 10: Leading with Vision and Statesmanship—What Will it Take to Restore Democracy?
Leading with Vision and Statesmanship—What Will it Take to Restore Democracy?
‘A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation.’
[Page 164]The U.S. is admired by most of the world’s countries for its standard of living, its progressive and democratic ideals, its interest in securing peace in the world, and the quality of its products and services. Countries respect America for its freedom of speech, the press and assembly, and rights that are badly missing in many other countries. They see America as a creative and innovative country developing new and better products and services to make life easier for more people.
[Page 165]Yet the U.S. also has domestic and ...