The American public, government and industry must understand and accept the new Globalization defining the world's future, which is a term that itself needs definition. Since human endeavors are stable and prosperous for most when conducted according to rules, new "rule-sets" emerged after WWII. The U.S. did not exact retribution from the conquered, a first in history, and it was a brilliant strategy for the U.S. to "buy off" two major losers and "wait out" the third, Russia.
Even rules of war changed with the policy of "mutual assured destruction," agreed by superpowers during a Cold War, inoculating us all from nuclear violence. Then a great economic surge came when the Soviets fell, Europe was reorganized, and China returned to civilization, teaching in retrospect that a divergent rule-set occurred during the last fifteen years. Economics got ahead of politics and technology got ahead of security. The world became connected too fast.