The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America's Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
While our President may not give a clear answer about when exactly America was particularly “great,” the authors of The New Grand Strategy not only urge us to make America strategic again, they explore the history of American grand strategy and supply a detailed vision and an implementation plan for how to become strategic again. In practical and refreshingly nonpartisan language, Mykleby, Doherty, and Makower lay out a plan to “restore America’s prosperity, security, and sustainability in the 21st Century,” in part by meeting the great opportunities available to our nation today, opportunities many Chatt Hillians are already embracing: walkable communities, regenerative agriculture, and resource productivity. Read The New Grand Strategy for a breath of head-clearing air in this political moment.— From Megan's Picks
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"The New Grand Strategy" tells the story of a plan, born within the Pentagon, to recapture America's greatness at home and abroad by elevating sustainability as our new strategic imperative. It aligns our enduring national interests of prosperity and security with a new framework that addresses pressing economic, social, and environmental issues at home, tapping into a trillion-dollar market demand for walkable communities, regenerative agriculture and resource productivity. It is an inspiring vision of what's possible when Americans hold a collective view of the future and come together to bring it to reality.
This is no idealistic pipe dream or wonky policy prescription. The story that unfolds in this book weaves together hard-nosed economic analysis, a clear-eyed study of demographic and societal shifts, the realities of climate change and resource scarcity, a risk-based assessment of America's challenges and opportunities, and on-the-ground reporting of how much this is already unfolding throughout the country. By rediscovering the power and discipline of grand strategy and taking responsibility for our future America can reimagine the American dream and once again take on the cause of all mankind.
Released during one of America's most divisive presidential election campaigns, "The New Grand Strategy "avoids the partisan rhetoric dividing our nation today. Instead of placing blame, it offers a clear, pragmatic plan that can unite Americans and launch a new era of prosperity and security.
About the Author
Mark Mykleby is a retired Marine Colonel and co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University.Patrick Doherty is a macroeconomic strategist and co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab. Joel Makower, chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group, is an award-winning author of more than a dozen books and a senior fellow at the Strategic Innovation Lab.