October 1, 2013

Are America’s Best Days Yet to Come?

By: Kathryn Shelton

AFF-Chicago packed Ontourage on September 11 for a discussion of James Bennett and Michael Lotus’ new book, America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century – Why America’s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come. Conducted in the style of Bill Buckley’s classic PBS program Firing Line, AFF-Chicago Chairman Eric Kohn explored the topics and themes discussed in the book with Mr. Lotus ranging from what America 1.0 and 2.0 looked like to what to expect in the coming transition to 3.0. Also discussed were the symptoms manifesting itself from this transition including political movements from the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street. There was a lively Q&A afterwards with those in attendance and Mr. Lotus then autographed copies of his book. AFF-Chicago members also took the opportunity to socialize and network after the discussion.