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Consensus Congratulates Ryan Houck on Book Debut

By October 9, 2014No Comments

Based on his grasp of history, politics and even pop culture, you would never guess that Ryan Houck was born when Ronald Reagan was seeking re-election in 1984.  But in a book he completed before his 30th birthday, Houck, who leads Consensus Communications’ media production team and provides clients with high-level strategic communications counsel, unpacks volumes of research and decades of history into an enjoyable and insightful book that shows how generational politics will shape the future of our great country.

Written from his perspective as a free-market millennial, “Will America Fail?” describes how the generation that elected and re-elected Barack Obama will ultimately lead a conservative renaissance that will usher in a new American golden age. The book is published by Post Hill Press and is available in hardcover or for download from and Barnes & Noble. As of this writing, the book is ranked 11th in Amazon’s Elections category, 36th in the National Politics category, and 50th in the Commentary and Opinion Category.

Here’s the official release, and links to the book’s video trailer and purchase page:

Will America Fail?
The Unlikely Story of How Millennials Will Spark a Conservative Renaissance and Restore American Prosperity

Will America Fail?

Will America Fail? With China rising and the Middle East ablaze, the question of “American decline” has seized the national spotlight.  In the midst of historic change, Ryan Houck—the 29 year-old co-creator of If I Wanted America to Fail and President of Free Market America—partners with Post Hill Press to deliver a groundbreaking new book with a surprising take on America’s future.

The title: Will America Fail?

Hailed by Rush Limbaugh as “brilliant” and declared a new “conservative manifesto” by Fox News’ Eric Bolling, millions tuned in to watch Houck’s last tour de force, If I Wanted America to Fail. In his new book, Houck makes the bold but painstakingly-researched prediction that America stands at the threshold of a new Golden Age—and that many members of his Millennial Generation will not only live to see it, they will inaugurate it.

As implied by the book’s powerful new trailer, Will America Fail? addresses haunting questions raised in past videos, such as: Is America, like Rome before it, destined to crumble and collapse?  Have the values of our Founders become obsolete in the Information Age?  Will the 21st Century belong to China or the United States? Is the next generation of Americans—the so-called Millennials—prepared to lead?

Unlike most political commentary on bookshelves today—much of which is rooted in the late 20th Century experiences of Watergate, Vietnam or the Reagan Revolution—Houck’s narrative style and nuanced message belong wholly to the Information Age.  Readers in their twenties and thirties will instantly discover modern ways to connect with the timeless truths of our American Experiment, while older readers will find both a new sense of optimism for our nation’s long-term future as well as a new conservative language that will appeal to their Millennial children.  A Millennial himself, Houck’s relatable style and assiduous research make Will America Fail? a truly unique addition to his genre.

Buy the book.
Watch the trailer.
View the original, If I Wanted America to Fail.

About Consensus

Consensus Communications, based in Downtown Orlando, is a full-service public relations firm that specializes in high-stakes communications strategy, including communications planning, media relations, crisis communications, social media, community relations, governmental relations, ballot issues, political campaigns, marketing, TV advertising and web design, and integrated communications planning and management. Since 2000, Consensus Communications has had more No. 1 rankings than any other PR firm in Central Florida as designated by the Orlando Business Journal. For more information, visit us online at