Our national and global affairs are in perilous disarray, to the point where extremely sober observers are saying that we have brought imminent catastrophe upon ourselves and that it is just too late to escape.
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While candidly admitting the difficulty and the danger, Of Thee I Sing nonetheless insists that something enormously significant and wonderful is actually coming to pass on this planet—that like a chick (out of food and space) pecking its way out of the egg into a whole new world, we are awakening of necessity to a vastly expanded understanding of what we are, where we come from, where we’re going, and what’s going on.
We are not headed for doom but for glory, and the United States of America has a vital role to play in that destiny—a role in which each of us claims a share as we choose to awaken.
“I love this book. America needs this book. Here are the answers to the horrified questions we keep asking ourselves: ‘How did this happen?’ ‘Who stole our country?’ Peter Childs has chosen every word with lucidity and precision, as he tells exactly how we got here, what we must do to save the great ‘American Experiment,’ and why it matters to the whole world. Read it...we need it!”