By Sean Maguire
With U.S politics and political institutions proving themselves stagnant and almost impervious to change, there remains a sure-fire solution to redirect the country to a better future.
Totally lose a total war.
Look at Germany; the country was almost completely annihilated after WWII and it had to rebuild its national philosophy and most of its national institutions from scratch.
It grew rapidly and has out-paced the UK economically every decade since.
The UK was complacent and philosophically set in fine-tuning.
A similar phenomenon is gripping the U.S; for too long have national creeds and philosophies gone untested and for too long have failed ideas been unchanged because they've sort of worked so far.
The biggest question for the U.S then is who should it provoke into a war it wants to lose?