It could be that books are as powerful, inventive, and insightful as ever but perhaps consumers have changed their tastes. Maybe society isn’t ready for a revelation. It wants to improve, but not work at it. It wants to get something, without giving. It’s overworked, overscheduled, and simply trying to keep up with errands and obligations when not wasting its time on social media, Netflix, and iTunes.
Society just isn’t searching, and thus no book could lead us anywhere.