Friday, August 6, 2010
Inspiration for the American Political Junkie
I'm so inspired!
Hey you, American Political Junkie! Yes, you! You gotta pick up this book!
I'm making it easy for you by putting a link at the bottom of this post. Notice, the cheapest version is $1.58. Just do it!
I'm old enough to remember the news photos of people protesting in the streets during the Viet Nam war. (Not old enough to have joined them!). Those people were largely young people, staging sit-ins, getting shot at, rallying for their cause.
Today, that generation laments today's young people and their fascination with electronics over politics, calling them uninspired, unpatriotic, and worse. But Russell Dalton, author of the book "The Good Citizen: How a Younger Generation is Reshaping American Politics" says, "look again."
Decade by decade, our younger citizenry is becoming better educated and more politically engaged. It's just that political engagement means something different to these kids. And the impact of their engagement is reshaping America in important and exciting ways.
Whether you're young or old, liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, if you're a political junkie like I am, you'll be inspired by this book's message. Pick up this book and read it.
An easy read - I read all the really juicy parts and skimmed the rest in about two hours - it will inspire you and give you hope for our future!