The Inauguration of a President has long offered America its best chance to match leadership rhetoric with a grasp of the glorious fact that as surely as Presidents direct the present they lay the foundations for the future. There are many worthy, indeed estimable, statements in the 2013 Obama inaugural, yet whatever our political or broader allegiances it reads as a statement addressed to today and not tomorrow; a vision for a world locked in stasis rather than one driven, for better or worse, by the forces of exponential change.
Here’s the speech, in case you missed it. It bears careful reading.
As we have suggested, here are five themes that would have graced the speech and framed America’s address of the future.
It would have been good to have these five addressed in the Inauguration s...Read More