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Rebuilding a Resilient Nation

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LISTEN TO A PODCAST PRESENTED BY THE "WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA".

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Rebuilding a Resilient Nation
with Stephen Flynn

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Stephen Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; former Director for Global Issues, National Security Council

Despite the devastation wrought by terrorists on 9/11 and by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, Stephen Flynn believes Americans are still in denial concerning how vulnerable our nation is to disasters, both natural and human-made. In The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation, Flynn says acts of terror cannot always be prevented, and nature will continue to show its fury in unpredictable ways. Therefore, he argues that resiliency must now become our national motto. Resiliency can be gained by repairing and updating what has become an outdated and failing public infrastructure, from the public health system to the nation’s dams. By tackling head-on the obstacles to resiliency that lie before us, Flynn believes we can remain true to our most important and endearing national trait: our sense of optimism about the future and our conviction that we can change it for the better for ourselves—and our children.

LISTEN TO A PODCAST PRESENTED BY THE "WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA".

http://wacsf.vportal.net/?fileid=4754

 

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