In the April 2002 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, David Brooks wonders which grand themes will dominate the 21st century. He opines that 19th century America was about national union and the dominant 20th century theme here and elsewhere was about the size of government. He also suggests a few nominees for the 21st century, such as remaking human nature, globalization, inequality, and one he calls “the American Century redux”.
What are your thoughts on the sweeping issues that will dominate this century? Send them to me and I will highlight the responses along with my own views in a future issue.