American Leadership in the Information Age
New international realities, based on the explosive rise and dissemination of information technology (IT), are propelling us into the twenty-first century. Pundits like Paul Kennedy, Peter Drucker, and Alvin Toffler tell Americans that to maintain our living standards and to preserve our security, we had better prepare for this new age. Yet under the current system, it is not clear that the United States will be prepared to take on these challenges. U.S. policies and institutions, especially with respect to our foreign relations, must be reformed to reflect the new realities that we face if we are to successfully shape our future.
The silicon chip, and the information-based economy it drives, is becoming a more accurate measure of national wealth, power, and____________________