Peggy Noonan tells us that the crisis of the last decade has been the failure of institutions. Government, business, and even the church have received their lumps in the past ten years. The problem started long before that, but Noonan notes that we have now entered a crisis. She believes the problem is that our leadership have forgotten the mission.
I would say that we are in the midst of an identity crisis. We don't know what we believe or who we are.