As a grownup Corseri, who is one of my favorite contemporary writers, finds that the much of the ideology he was taught as an innocent youth is not valid for living in today's world. Instead, after much life experience and contemplation, he has found other sources of inspiration that ruling class culture has mostly ignored. He warns that in this time of crisis we all must do this for our own survival:
Now in this burgeoning new millennium our old republic has lost its intellectual and moral moorings, jolting from crisis to crisis. In Jefferson’s time we were all about separating ourselves from our “Mother Country,” and we have been on a rampage ever since to define ourselves as “exceptional,” with a “manifest destiny.” And we have ransacked the planet to prove it! But, if we are to survive this century, we best learn how to reconnect—with ourselves, our global neighbors, Nature.