The Creative Society: Lessons from Operation Warp Speed

TREND #2 In 1967 Ronald Reagan delivered his first inaugural message as governor of California. The title of his remarks was “The Creative Society.” He meant to contrast his approach with the big-government methods of Lyndon Johnson’s then-current “Great Society” dystopia. Reagan’s principles were straight-forward: The path ahead is not an easy one. It demands much of those chosen to govern, but also from those who did the choosing. Let there be no mistake about this; we have come to a crossroad—a time of decision—and the path we follow turns away from any idea that government and those who serve it are omnipotent. It is a path impossible to follow unless we have faith in the collective wisdom and genius...

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