America's Future Based on Its Past
Mr. Kaplan theorized that constructive pessimists who planned for the worst-case scenarios founded the United States. He said… read more
Mr. Kaplan theorized that constructive pessimists who planned for the worst-case scenarios founded the United States. He said that Americans overemphasized the role of character in their country’s success. He stated that Americans are the way they are because of geography and technology and that oceans protected us from world wars.
Following his prepared remarks, Mr. Kaplan responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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