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01-02-2009, 03:56 PM
Anyone else read this?
Thomas L. Friedman does a great job of laying out the crisis that our country is in and gives a compelling argument for a green revolution that we desperately need.
Awesome book, one of the most entertaining reads in a while
01-02-2009, 04:46 PM
Bought it when it came out, my dad said it was pretty good but I havent gotten around to reading it yet. It got lower & lower on my "books to read" list the more Friedman chimed in during the election. He makes a much better author than he does a partisan pundit.
01-03-2009, 10:21 AM
Some of his op-eds are brilliant..others not so much. But the book..amazing! It takes one hell of a journalist to be able to assemble such a piece of work. Quickly, something that stands out in my mind is his discussion of the fact that we're nowhere near a green revolution, not by a long-shot. But rather we're having all having a "green party" -- no sacrifices and no real progress on the heart of the issues (abundant clean electrons, the end of petro-dictatorships, the restoration/reduced destruction of the natural world, etc..) I hope Obama's got a copy of this one..
01-03-2009, 10:25 AM
Need to get it. Currently reading 'Supercapitalism', Robert Reich. I'll have to start a thread on it when i finish it, great, great book.
01-03-2009, 10:29 AM
Have you read "Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution"? Definitely a precursor to the majority of these sustainably driven discourses emerging.. Hunter Lovins is my hero. Who better than a Colorado cowgirl to stir shit up in the Washington, the UN, wherever business as usual isn't getting the job done!
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