October 18, 2008

What's Obama Reading?

Take a look closely at this picture. What's the title of the book Obama's reading?

Answer: The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria

No, I'm not worried.


Anonymous said...

If you bothered to read the book, you would know that it is not something to be afraid of but that it shows foresight that he is ready this book. The book is about two things. That America has a problem and the world has a problem. The world's problem is that it's getting hot, flat and crowded and that convergence--that perfect storm--is driving a lot of negative trends. America's problem is that we've lost our way--we've lost our groove as a country. And the basic argument of the book is that we can solve our problem by taking the lead in solving the world's problem.
This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else and how the United States can understand and thrive in this rapidly changing international climate. It is about what it means to live in a truly global era.
I would hope everyone interested in being president of the United States of America would research this subject.

page13 said...

Copying and pasting the comments of Thomas Friedman from the Amazon review doesn't qualify as 'bothering to read the book'.

I've read Friedman's book The World is Flat, which is a good read. Though I disagree with his more-recent book's views (panic) on Global Warming.

But nice try, no wonder you like Joe 'Plagiarism' Biden....

Draco said...

I think anonymous pasted and commented about Friedman's book.
But I have to agree on principle, because Zakaria's book isn't "bad" either. It takes the point of view that the US' stint as the sole economic power in the world is almost up, with most of the rest of the world catching up. What his book and Friedman's have in common is the underlying idea that the US can still be a leader, if we focus our resources and our will. But to do that, we have to realize that the rest of the world is catching up. It's an important concept that a lot of people dismiss as anti-american. And it's not. It's the way things are shaking right now. Read the book with an optimistic eye.