Are America’s best days behind her? A new book explores that very topic

Are America’s best days behind her? That is the topic of a new book by Australian philosopher and author Nick Adams. In The American Boomerang, Adams takes a close look at America’s “boomerang spirit” of entrepreneurialism and pragmatism to better understand whether the nation is poised for another great century or a slow decline. Adams joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss what can be done to ensure our best days are ahead.

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Adams has been on with Glenn in the past, and one of the things Glenn most appreciates is Adams’ optimism.

“I really do believe in America. And I think that sometimes a spectator sees more of the game. I hope to offer Americans a perspective that perhaps they no longer have or they may even have forgotten,” Adams explained. “And I seek to make America strong. I want America to feel relaxed and comfortable about its position in the world, so that it can go forward and lead the world in the great way that it’s done for so many decades. I find it really unfortunate that America is losing that optimism, losing that resiliency. And I’m just seeking to fill Americans up with hope.”

His overwhelming belief in America comes from his love of history. As Adams explains, throughout history, whenever America has been under attack – freedom has been under attack – the nation has rebounded. It is that ability to bounce back that formed his “boomerang” theory.

“Every single time America bounced back, and it did so with interest. So I don’t think that it’s going to be any different this time,” he said. “I believe that America has got a different founding. I think a lot of America’s shortcomings and policy failures can be reversed. You know, decline is not a condition. And I think that really can fix up America and get it back to what it was.”

Adams believes that one of the pathways to success is realigning ourselves on the Judeo-Christian values we were founded on.

“This is the only major industrialized nation that is Christian,” Adams said of the United States. “On average, 9% of Australians go to church at least once a week. Now, 49% of Americans identify as going to church once a week… In Europe, it hovers between 9 and 15%. A godless America would be Europe between Mexico and Canada.”

“Believe it or not, I’m here to tell you that America is an enormously faithful country compared to the rest of the world. Now, is it good enough? No. Should it go back to what it was? Absolutely,”he continued. “But it’s important to note that I still believe that Christianity is at the heart of the American exceptionalism. And that’s what I talk about in my book.”

  • Bonnie Somer

    OUR PRES WOULD LIKE US TO FEEL THAT WAY LEGAL AMERICANS DO NOT HE IS NOT US OR WHO WE ARE AS AMERICANS

  • landofaahs

    America was great because America was good. Since she has ceased to be good she has also ceased to be great. Thieving liberals stealing from the productive class. Debasing murder of children encouraged and fought for by the liberals. Debasing of marriage and decency in sexual mores by liberal courts and politicians to pander to the democrat debased base. Everything democrat/progressive/socialist/environmentalist/kooks have done is has lead to American decline.

  • Jeff Lambeau

    Hey, every powerful nation has its downfall. It’s inevitable, we just have to make sure ours is more like the British Empire’s and not like the Romans.

  • landofaahs

    It’s not just America, it’s the west. Consider this happening in Dutch ghetto’s and see America encouraging the same here. This picture says it all. The gay Dutch ghetto.

  • BlueMN

    “Adams believes that one of the pathways to success is realigning ourselves on the Judeo-Christian values we were founded on.” Well what are we waiting for? Those witches won’t burn themselves at the stake!

  • Hannah

    I’d agree except America has always had a different role. We are made up of people from all countries and our founding values are nothing like those of Rome or the British Empire.

  • BlueMN

    “Dutch ‘gay-only village’ hoax fools press [and Lando].”
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/19/gay-only-village-hoax-fools-media-netherlands
    Look on the bright side Lando, at least you didn’t find out the hard way and you can still cancel your flight to the Netherlands.

  • landofaahs

    The story is a hoax but the picture is not. This picture is the in your face militant homosexual, ridiculing society elements that see their deviancy as what it is, deviant. This picture is the epitome of this lifestyle. Frankly I was hoping that they were really promoting separation. They should be caged together separate from society like all craven animals.

  • Gavrila Derzhavin

    Peace and prosperity do not exist because of democratic methods, but because citizens are guided by respectable laws aligned with morality.

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  • Lucy Farrah DeMonique

    Wonderful commemoration of our once-great nation. How glorious it was!