The first section begins with an in-depth look at two opposed views about how we should live. We are all born as hedonists; it is both pleasant and easy to be selfish. In contrast, we all must be taught to be idealists because it is not easy to give up self-interest for others through reciprocation, abdication, and love. In the second section, we explore the rise of hedonism to become the value(less) system of the entire western culture, by clever elites propagandizing the media, consolidating their power through ultimately buying the government to reduce those with power to but a handful of ultra-wealthy. Also, in this section, we look at sentimental Christians who have come to oppose the pain of economic, mental, and spiritual growth, and largely enabled the hedonists by abandoning centuries-old values and by voting for enabling governments. Third, we examine the consequences of our shift in thinking. It is values, customs, traditions, and religions which are the cohesion of nations. Without them, nations cease to be. This book ends with a reflection on Oz and the fact that Dorothy could have returned home at any time and avoided all her misadventures by simply clicking her heels. The answer was there all the time, but she failed to see it. Perhaps the answer to our Nation's difficulties is also right in front of us but unseen.