America is in trouble, according to Thomas L. Friedman. Globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and the nation’s excessive energy consumption are all major challenges facing the country today. Moreover, the current political factionalism in Washington has undermined the United States’ ability to tackle these dilemmas and further threatens the country’s position as a global leader. How can the United States recapture its edge and ultimately its economic vitality? Join The Chicago Council and Thomas L. Friedman as he discusses what needs to be done to preserve the American dream and the United States’ role in the world it invented.
His new book written with Michael Mandelbaum, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, will be available for purchase and signing following the program.