The Case for Progress in a Networked Age
By Steve Johnson
Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781594488207, 233pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
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With his acclaimed gift for multi-disciplinary storytelling and big idea books, Johnson explores this new vision of progress through a series of fascinating narratives: from the miracle on the Hudson to the planning of the French railway system; from the battle against malnutrition in Vietnam to a mysterious outbreak of strange smells in downtown Manhattan; from underground music video artists to the invention of the Internet itself.
At a time when the conventional wisdom holds that the political system is hopelessly gridlocked with old ideas, "Future Perfect" makes the timely and inspiring case that progress is still possible, and thatinnovative strategiesare on the rise. This is a hopeful, affirmative outlook for the future, from one of the most brilliant and inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture.