FORA.tv Speaker - James Pinkerton
James Pinkerton worked in the White House under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. Since leaving government in 1993, he has been a columnist for Newsday; a contributor to the Fox News Channel
and a regular on its Newswatch show. He has also been a member of the board of contributors to USA Today and a Lecturer at the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book, What Comes Next: The End of Big Government and the New Paradigm Ahead (Hyperion, 1995). His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Fortune, The New Republic, National Review, and Slate, among other publications.
As a Fellow at the New America Foundation, Mr. Pinkerton will study what he describes as "the single most remarkable phenomenon of our time: the collapse of faith in the future." He will do so by examining America's waning interest in space and its exploration. Space may not be the final frontier for humanity, but in Pinkerton's view it should be the next frontier, as John F. Kennedy said. Yet it is a frontier we have been shying away from for more than three decades now. As a result, we have lost an opportunity for any number of political, economic, technological, environmental, and cultural breakthroughs.
07.27.06 | 01:31:55 min
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