About Author

Author Mack W. Borgen

Mack W. Borgen is a native of Montana and was raised in the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest.

He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with Honors in Economics where he delivered one of the last University-wide Commencement Addresses.

He then attended and graduated from Harvard Law School and later served more than four years in the US Army.

After living in Europe for a short period, he returned to the West Coast where for years he has practiced business law and continued to write about various economic, political and social matters.

In 2008 he partly withdrew from both business and his law practice in order to finally devote himself to the writing of this series of books about the current American condition and about how we, as a country, can do better. He has also continued to write many articles on a wide range of subjects. Many of them are presented on this website on the Blog pages.

The author lives with his wife and son in Santa Barbara, California and Bigfork, Montana.

The author’s first two books, The Relevance of Reason  – The Hard Facts and Real Data about the State of Current America (Volume I – Business and Politics) (407 pp) and Volume II (Society and Culture) (437 pp) won four national awards including First Runner-Up – Best Business Book of the Year at the 2014 Los Angeles Book Festival (Vol I – Business and Politics); Finalist for Best Book of the Year in the Political Science category (Vol I – Business and Politics); the Bronze Award (3rd Place) for Best Book of the Year in the Popular Culture category (Vol II – Society and Culture) at ForeWord Review’s National Book Contest; and Finalist of the Eric Hoffer National Book Contest (Vol II – Society and Culture).

The author’s next set of books, the three volumes of Dead Serious and Lighthearted – The Memorable Words of Modern America (Volume I – 1957-1976) (Volume II – 1977-1993), and (Volume III – 1994-2015) is scheduled to be published in early 2018.

In addition, over the last years the author has written 72 Blog articles, announcements, and updates on many various subjects.