John Micklethwait on Political Revolution, Wednesday, September 10


Leadership Series
Wednesday, September 10

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The world is changing and new political and economic powerhouses are emerging overseas.   With nations like China growing so quickly now is the time for the U.S. to take a closer look at our long-standing methods in politics and ask the question, “is business as usual sustainable?”

John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist and acclaimed author will lead The Common Good in this vital discussion centered around his recently authored book, The Fourth Revolution.

“From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. Dysfunctional government: It’s become a cliche. And most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us, that is a seriously limited view of things. In fact, there have been three great revolutions in government in the history of the modern world. The West has led these revolutions, but now we are in the midst of a fourth revolution, and it is Western government that is in danger of being left behind. Now, things really are different. The West’s debt load is unsustainable. The developing world has harvested the low-hanging fruits. Industrialization has transformed all the peasant economies it had left to transform, and the toxic side effects of rapid developing world growth are adding to the bill. From Washington to Detroit, from Brasilia to New Delhi, there is a dual crisis of political legitimacy and political effectiveness. The Fourth Revolution crystallizes the scope of the crisis and points forward to our future.”

Please join The Common Good for this riveting discussion as part of our ongoing Leadership Series on Wednesday, September 10.


John Micklethwait is the Editor-in-Chief of “The Economist”. After studying history at Magdalen College, Oxford, he worked as a banker at Chase Manhattan between 1985 and 1987 before joining “The Economist” as a finance correspondent in 1987. His previous roles at “The Economist”included being the newspaper’s Business editor and United States editor.“The Economist” now has a weekly print circulation of around 1.5 million worldwide, with 100,000 digital subscribers.

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