The New Grand Strategy – In for the Long Haul: Investment for a New Strategic Era
The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security and Sustainability in the 21st Century
A new book by Mark Mykleby, Patrick Doherty, and Joel Makower
The New Grand Strategy describes a business plan for America, born at the Pentagon, that embeds sustainability as a strategic national imperative.
It tells how a discipline called “grand strategy” has been used in the past to align our economy, foreign policy and governance structures to take on the big challenges of the day, such as fighting fascism or containing communism.
Today’s big challenge is global unsustainability — things like rapid economic inclusion of three billion people, addressing climate change and natural resource depletion, strengthening weak national economies and strengthening America’s brittle infrastructure and supply chains.
The book lays out a plan that leverages the economy to do the heavy lifting, tapping trillion-dollar demand for walkable communities, regenerative agriculture and resource productivity. It proposes how to fund it without taxpayer dollars, and to deal with stranded assets like unburnable carbon without wrecking the economy.
And it shows how all of this together can restore America’s prosperity, security, and sustainability. In short, it is an inspiring vision of what’s possible when Americans hold a collective view of the future and come together to bring it to reality.
The plan combines the best of the Left and Right — a progressive agenda with a conservative approach, led by the private sector for profit, tapping local business and political leadership — and Washington can lead, follow or get out of the way.
The New Grand Strategy — the product of a military strategist, a policy strategist and a sustainable business strategist — details America’s path forward. It tells stories from the trenches — about the farmers, mayors, entrepreneurs, business executives, community leaders, and countless others who are finding their way — and weaves through this narrative the story of how a new business plan for America connects with America’s history, its economic success, and its role in the global community in the 21st century.