The Facts of the Matter
Our country remains a remarkable, unparalleled and bountiful nation, but there are too many Americans who have become grumpy and entitled; mistrusting and cynical; exhausted and withdrawn. And America has changed; some think not for the better. There are many reasons for this, one being that we are an incredibly diverse nation with widely varying perspective. Worse yet, we have not had access to the "facts." We have tons of information, about everything from the political situation, our economy, social issues, our culture pretty much every area of modern life. But the information is often presented with spin, bias and agenda or perceived through filters based on our age, gender, and experience. When it comes to seeking solutions, it is time for us to once again embrace our sense of perspective, our spirit, our confidence, and above all, our sense of humor.
Standing on a solid foundation of education and experience, author Mack W. Borgen removes the tint from our lenses by presenting unvarnished data. He does not try to persuade or push a position. Rather, he simply brings facts to the fore and lets us determine what they mean. He suggests that by having access to objective reality makes it possible for us to regain our sense of community and our commonality. Best of all, we can working together make a significant difference.
For those who love facts, care about the truth, and understand the power and the relevance of reason, this book delivers unyielding encouragement and the raw materials for creating a better future for us all. This book has a passion for setting the record straight. His book is a treasure trove of solid, fun, and at times even fascinating information we, as a people, can put to good use.
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About the Author
For those who care about the truth and rely on the power of reason, this book delivers hope and a foundation for creating a better future for our country and our people.
In an age when political agenda trumps truth, when political one upmanship seems to be more important than the public good, and when the economy is both hostile and unforgiving, having access to the unvarnished facts about our country can make a world of difference.
The Relevance of Reason - Business and Politics, uses facts to lay the foundation for gaining a true understanding of where we really are. By looking at "Modern America," our country from 1957 to the present, and "Current America," the country as it is today, we can examine our situation with both context and perspective. Mack Borgen's only agenda is to present a wealth of facts neutrally so people of all political, economic, and philosophical persuasions can engage in thoughtful consideration of what's really wrong and how we might make it right.
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If timing is everything in life, the timing of this book is ideal in offering a unique resource for anyone trying to understand the current chaos in our government and society. This book and those to follow will be a monument to interpretative social science that best of all are written for those of us not in the chattering class. Borgen combines exhaustive research, the ability to look beyond conventional wisdom, and extensive real-life experience with a brilliant analytical intellect. He does not make complex things simple, but he makes them clear so that all of us who care about the future of our children, grandchildren, and country can see for ourselves what must be undertaken to revive our national spirit and relevance. This truly astonishing undertaking is a classic get on board now for a fascinating ride.
Mack Borgen brilliantly attacks a problem eating away at our country, offering a creative solution to dysfunction caused by political and social polarization. By showing us who we are as a nation and building on the history of Modern America, he describes a better future for all of us. He does so with great insight, clarity, and humor.
In his compelling new book, The Relevance of Reason, Mack Borgen creates a panoramic vision and groundwork, through a detailed exploration of significant data and facts, and historical references, to engage readers to acquire the capacity and ability for and to learn the necessity of truth-finding relative to America as it exists today.
The book reflects scholarly and thoughtful analysis about the importance of discerning and looking at the "real truth" about America in the present, so that those Americans who wish to engage in a positive and valuable conversation about the country and those who want to find tangible and practical solutions to the problems confronting the nation can do so unfettered by the distractions of polarization, pre-conceived ideas, simplistic assumptions, and false information.
This book, which is stimulating, refreshing and original, will enlighten general readers, academics, and students of contemporary America, all of whom are too frequently the targets of manipulated information wars. It should also resonate well with government decision-makers who need to find practical tools to ferret out true facts and relevant data in order to properly analyze policy options and to propose practical and real solutions to public problems.