This comes from a column about “The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050,” by über-geographer Joel Kotkin. The column is titled: Relax, We’ll be Fine. Here’s the quote:
In sum, the U.S. is on the verge of a demographic, economic and social revival, built on its historic strengths. The U.S. has always been good at disruptive change. It’s always excelled at decentralized community-building. It’s always had that moral materialism that creates meaning-rich products. Surely a country with this much going for it is not going to wait around passively and let a rotten political culture drag it down.