Zijn antwoord is opmerkelijk: alles hangt af van de mate waarin we erin slagen ons maatschappelijk opnieuw te organiseren. Een citaat uit het stuk:
We need to strengthen community roots and social capital, including intergroup networks to bridge different communities. This both inoculates against the worst impacts of disruption and helps with the rebuilding process if it comes to that. Governance also has a role to play and should be designed to get us through coming challenges. The answer hinges on the flexibility of government – and how responsive it is to the governed. That requires participation, high skill levels, robust debate, and mutual respect – in other words, a deepened democracy.