Fareed Zakaria has a helluva cover story for the latest Newsweek. I’m probably biased because his article overlaps massively with the book that I’ve feebly been attempting to write. The article is sensationally titled “The Post-American World”, but the substance of the article is actually decidedly optimistic.
I’ve been writing since December of 2006 and am currently on my third restart. At first, everything I wrote was atrocious. Then it improved, but was ridiculously dry. I’m now trying to bridge good and readable. I’d be ok with a casual style: If it read like a hundred pages of blog posts. But writing in general has proven to be way harder than almost anything I’ve ever done. What keeps me constantly attempting to still write? It’s articles like this. They’re total validation of the topic and the way I’m looking at what’s coming. I’ve been writing for a little under two years, and in that time, book after book, and article after article has come out that reinforces that the next 25+ years are going to be staggering. For America, China, India, and the world at large. We are, no doubt, living through monumental change. What’s interesting and infuriating is the degree to which my government has been alternating between ignoring what’s going on or actually exacerbating the long-term negative consequences to the American people. Anyway, I’m hoping to have a strong start to revision number 3 and get back to a rapid-fire delivery schedule on the sections. We’ll see…
And as a side-note, I’m sure everyone has seen Iron Man. Amazing. It’s just a rip-roaring fun movie: It’s witty, fast-paced, sharp, and action-packed…I want to see it again. You got to see it.
5/27/13 – 2012 was eventful for a bunch fo reasons, one of them was finally writing the book. It involved starting all over, but I’m glad it’s behind me. Maybe someday I’ll think about another one.