A time when it is possible to make a paradigm shift in society.
The last one I remember was the fall of the iron curtain, there appeared to be a slim window of opportunity in which those countries and their people could have found some new way, that was not socialism and not capitalism, but alas the moment was lost.
Now we have a situation where it is very clear to everybody (not just intellectuals, pundits and experts) that the foundation of our current system of economics is deeply flawed.
A moment in which we widely understand that our economies are deeply unsustainable, not only from the point of view of capitalisation and wealth but also from the point of view of environmental impact.
Even national leaders like Sarkozy are calling for structural change.
. . . lets not just leave it up to them . . .