Book Review: The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream
Surprised by some of the results in the last election? So was I, until I read The Way We'll Be: The Zogby Report on the Transformation of the American Dream , by John Zogby. The approval of library and school millages in Jackson County as well as millage increases throughout Michigan goes against the conventional wisdom that voters will not approve tax increases in hard economic times. According to John Zogby, the president and CEO of the polling firm Zogby International, these are not conventional times. Data collected from thousands of polls indicate a sea change in what Americans value and how they see themselves in the world. Spearheaded by the “First Globals”, the generation of 18 to 30-year-olds who grew up with the Internet, this change is turning in the direction of valuing cooperation, spirituality, authenticity, and living within limits, and away from unfettered materialism, and manipulation of the truth. Americans are starting to demand “truth, justice and the American way” and are willing to sacrifice to make that happen. This is the most exciting and uplifting book I’ve read in a long time, and a must-read for anyone concerned for the cultural and political landscape of America.