Americans are not inclined to create general theories. Europeans are.
In 1988 the US was the leader in cybernetics. Now we are tied for third with the Middle East, behind China and Europe.
However, the Chinese conception of “cybernetics” is technical, emphasizing subjects like OR. The European conception is at the state-of-the-art. Most Americans do not have any inkling about contemporary cybernetics while its popularity is growing in Europe as a standard business practice. Like the earlier quality process improvement innovations of W., Edwards Deminig, whose ideas had to be shown to be revolutionary in Japan at great economic cost to the USA, before the USA would consider (very late in the game), so also with cybernetics and improvements to the crafts of intelligence (decision-support and the eradication of misinformation or information pathologies) and sustainabile business (green to gold).
Phi Beta Iota: Cybernetics, put most simply, is about feedback loops and learning from tight transparent feedback loops. Lies, secrecy, and all forms of misinformation corrupt the feedback loops and radically increase the true cost to society of misadventures by the few.