Forty years ago today, we took one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind (and I was “there,” thanks to Walter Cronkite, who did not quite live to see this day). Yet after we took this giant leap our problems didn’t go away: stagflation, budget deficits, educational deficits, terrorism, war, declining morals. Yes, much changed when we put men on the moon, but even more didn’t. We can put people on a barren satellite hurtling along a quarter of a million miles away. But we cannot change the human heart, which in some ways remains more alien than the harshest lunar landscape.