Back in my corporate days I discovered the power of a well thought out policy paper, composing a series of articles that increased my personal stock and which were still in use years after I had moved on.
History has a list of books and essays that worked as levers to tip the balance of people’s thinking. One normally looks to academia for this kind of thinking so it is unusual to learn the source A National Strategic Narrative which is making its way to prominence.
Mr. Kunstler in his Monday morning essays often raises the possibility of a Pentagon general taking control and putting things back in order. If that happens, let’s hope it’s a general who subscribes to A National Strategic Narrative written by two thoughtful Pentagon officers as detailed in this article from Miller-McCune.
The paper is worth reading in full for it suggests that sustainability is the key to our success as a country, an interesting point of view coming from a professional military perspective.
It’s idealistic, I suppose, to hope for such a non-partisan, detached POV. At a minimum it could provide a model for local stories that describe the future.
If Lummi Island were to write its story for the twenty-first century, what would it be?