It is no coincidence that ours is a time afflicted by a widespread sense of attentional crisis, at least in the West – one captured by the phrase ‘homo distractus,’ a species of ever shorter attention span known for compulsively checking his devices.
~ Tim Wu
Since World War II, U.S. grand strategy has been shaped by two major schools of thought, both focused on achieving a stable international system with the United States at the center. Hamiltonians believed that it was in the American interest for the United States to replace the United Kingdom as “the gyroscope of world order,” in the words of President Woodrow Wilson’s adviser Edward House during World War I, putting the financial and security architecture in place for a reviving global economy after World War II—something that would both contain the Soviet Union and advance U.S. interests. When the Soviet Union fell, Hamiltonians responded by doubling down on the creation of a global liberal order, understood primarily in economic terms.
~ Walter Russell Mead
STEM is the hottest acronym in education, and the heroes of modern American business are all engineers of one variety or another.
~ Aaron Timms
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
~ George Orwell
There’s none so blind as those who will not listen.
~ Neil Gaiman, American Gods
The history of the human race is pretty much synonymous with the history of globalization.
~ Jeffrey E. Garten