If I were going to suggest a series of books that President Barack Obama and his administration read it would be three novels by Kim Stanley Robinson. It is a tale set in a world with rapid climate change dominating the political, scientific and economic spheres and proposes some bold solutions to our most pressing problems.
The series is too deep and covers too much territory to really disect in a blog, but I would be interested in anyone who read the series to share their thoughts about the world it envisions. Did anyone else think that an involved American populace can help Barack Obama govern like Phil Chase? Did anyone else think that an America where the president had a blog and actually incorporated his constituents ideas into his governing philosophy is actually more possible now that ever before?
Did anyone else finish this series of brilliant novels and think: It’s not too late. We can actually use this generational shift in presidential politics and a governing majority to incorporate all of the book’s reactive solutions into a proactive strategy for our American Renaissance.
Can we think creatively and sustainably and with a vision for seven generations?
I think so.
We really have no choice.