4 out of 4 stars
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A New American Evolution by Mark Landau is a passionate appeal to Americans and people of other nationalities to change the course of their societies through better leadership, governance and business policies. Landau encourages the adopting of better practices that benefit everyone especially the lower class that has been largely ignored. He also emphasizes the importance of developing environmental sustainability efforts. The book points out the corruption that has infiltrated every area of our society including politics, business and our belief systems and it traces back history to identify past invalid deviations. Solutions are suggested and one that stands out is the rise of human beings to higher levels of being whose focus is more on values and not materialism.
What stood out for me largely in the book was the way the author relays his message. The tone is that of urgency which made me stop and think deeply about the writer’s words. A New American Evolution left me with the need to act. The passion behind Mark Landau’s words propels the reader to react quickly to save the future of their community and nation.
I also appreciated that the author encourages love and empathy in the book as some of the key drivers of initiating change. Acts of greed and the need to surmount unreasonable amounts of wealth are discouraged in the book while the topic on the plight of many citizens living in squalor conditions with politicians focusing on their own interests is also explored. Landau also shines light on the failure of the relevant legislation policies on various matters such as drugs and prostitution.
Even though the message is primarily directed to an America audience, I feel that most of the themes of the book can be applied in other parts of the world and even benefit other readers. With the leadership crisis worldwide and the continuous rise in the greed for material wealth with little consideration for the less fortunate, a message that encourages the demand for better conditions by the masses where leaders and citizens are focused on improving everyone’s living conditions and sustaining the environment is definitely crucial.
The book is brief and to the point. The author touches on various topics and offers possible solutions. He also points out some organizations that have been taking steps in the right direction. Rhetorical questioning is also used to provoke thought and encourage the reader to view particular matters from various points of view. It is thoroughly edited too. I rate A New American Evolution 4 out of 4 stars.
A New American Evolution
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