Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Peter Theil on Political Correctness, Courage and the Corrosion of Conformity

Peter Theil on Political Correctness, Courage and the Corrosion of Conformity:



“The core problem in our society is political correctness.”



“We’ve become a more risk-averse society,” he said, “we’ve lost hope in the future.” The problem isn’t one of intelligence, but of character. “We live in a world in which courage is in less supply than genius.”
“The Wisdom of Peter Thiel“, from First Things — RTWT.

Incidentally, I recently read Thiel’s book Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. It is very good.

I see significant overlap between Thiel’s message and some of the themes in America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America’s Greatest Days Are Yet to Come. I hope to write more about this soon.