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The left and right have gone to great lengths to blame the problems plaguing our society but neither Washington DC, Wall Street, Mexico, China, the Feds, nor the media are the cause of our problems - nor are they the cure.

Across the globe a “revolt” of sorts is taking place against elitism. No more will big government, big media, big banks, big bureaucracy, and big institutions hold the secret nuggets of truth and dictate our lives and fortunes. Financial markets, political punditry, and cultural leaders are all scrambling to react to the rise of the often disenfranchised. 

But what happens after all the bogeymen have been vanquished? What if opposing the incompetence of the European Union, the biases of the American media, the corruption of crony capitalism, the arrogance of political power brokers, and allegedly unfair global trade deals is not enough?

The key to American prosperity in this new era of populism is for moral people to make responsibility matter again by renewing personal virtue and form lasting, mediating institutions that will trump the elitist bogeymen and scapegoats for generations to come. 

If we fail as individual Americans to address this core crisis of responsibility, we have only ourselves to blame for what happens next.

©2018 David L. Bahnsen (P)2018 Post Hill Press

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Hope for our future

The book is a plea for engendering a sense of responsibility in our culture if society is to flourish. A common sense approach that holds out hope. The challenge is ours.

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Great Book to Help Solve America’s Problems!

I really enjoyed this book. David Bahnsen offers honest and real solutions to help solve America’s biggest problem—a Crisis of Responsibility in our country.

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Really enjoyed this book!

I first heard about this book on Bahnsen’s Radio Free California podcast, and I’m so glad I checked it out. I am middle class, and I appreciated all of his arguments on how people on both sides of the aisle are blaming others for their problems and not taking responsibility for their lives. It’s a quick read (or listen, in my case, since I got it on audible) and well worth the time.

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The truth we need

David does a great job on pointing out all of the issues that we need to fix as a nation. He does it in a very strong and by Bipartisan way.

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Such a timely and necessary book

We will ignore the lessons of this book at our peril. The knee-jerk tendency to blame others and avoid self evaluation is the rot that is threatening the structures of western civilization.

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Better than I anticipated

Banhsen brokes down the housing crisis better than anyone I have heard speak on the subject. I must confess it was far better than I anticipated. It made me do a lot of healthy self examination and gave me solid principles to put into practice. It's a book I will recommend to many over time